Strabane company at centre pork in Halal meat controversy

A second Irish company has been hit with another food scandal.

Halal certified foods manufactured by Strabane based McColgan Quality Foods have been found to contain traces of pork DNA.

Pork meat is one the foods forbidden under Islamic law.

The British Food Standards Agency has called an urgent meeting of major retailers and suppliers to discuss meat contamination.

The contaminated products have been withdrawn from circulation.

Massood Khawaja from the Halal Food Authority which accredited the supplier, says there are strict checks in place:


The British Food Standards Agency is holding urgent talks with producers and retailers later.

Steve Wearne from the FSA in Britain says it's an important meeting: