Feb 3 2013
The company which supplied halal food found to contain traces of pork DNA has been named.
Food distributor 3663 identified McColgan Quality Foods Limited, a Northern Ireland-based company, as the source of "the very small number of Halal savoury beef pastry products" found to contain pork DNA which it supplied to prisons.
In a statement, 3663 confirmed that all halal products from this manufacturer had been withdrawn from supply.
The statement said: "3663 would like to clarify that the very small number of Halal savoury beef pastry products that have been withdrawn from supply were only ever distributed to custodial establishments.
"The products in question are from one particular food manufacturer, McColgan Quality Foods Limited, and have not been distributed to any other customer.
"All Halal products from this manufacturer have been withdrawn," the company said.
Islamic law forbids the consumption of pork.