Muslims in China fed pork sold as Halal beef - Sri Lanka Muslim
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Earlier this month, police in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, seized more than 20 thousand kilograms of pork being sold off as halal beef products. The pork had been treated with chemicals such as paraffin wax and industrial salts to make it look like beef.

Taiwan’s Want China Times reported that the factory sold between up to 2,000 kg to local markets. A police statement revealed that the factory processed the pork at night and sold it as beef for between 25 and 33 yuan (between S$5.10 and S$6.70) per kilogram the next day.

Six other workshops were found to be producing the fake beef, and police have seized their meat as evidence.

This news has infuriated many Muslims in the region who bought the meat believing it was halal. Islam forbids Muslims from eating pork and other unislamically slaughtered meats.

Scandals like this are not at all uncommon in China. Earlier this year the Medical Daily said that 904 people were arrested for “meat-related offences”.

According to China’s public security ministry. more than 22 meat products were found to have E. coli levels that “seriously exceeded standards”. (cii)

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