25 Oct '11, 12pm

Halal pork picture a hoax, says NTUC FairPrice

SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice has said that a picture making its rounds on the Internet, showing what looks to be halal pork is a hoax, and that the picture is the same doctored image that surfaced in 2007. Back then, the supermarket chain had lodged a police report for what it called a "wilful act of mischief". The picture shows a packet of "Pasar Fresh Pork" with a halal certification sticker on it. FairPrice said the original packaging does not come with the sticker, adding that it understands the serious religious implications of the matter. Muslims are forbidden from eating pork, and such "halal" labels are reserved for food products that do not contain pork or other non-permissible products. FairPrice said it was alerted of the picture on Monday. It added it hopes to bring the issue to a close in order to avoid unnecessary confusion or offence that may ...

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