Halal certified chocolate santa’s by Cadbury can still be found in the shops.
”Purina Fancy Feast cat food is now on the list of halal-certified foods. Are cats becoming Muslim? Or is a lot of this just a money-making scheme?
Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion
Food labelled as halal invariably involves the payment of a fee. It does not extend to chocolate but Cadbury lists 71 products which are halal, ranging from Dairy Milk to Freddo frogs to Red Tulip chocolates. The website also states: ”We do not have any kosher-certified products.”
”Cadbury also pay for halal certification on the Easter product range, even though Easter is a Christian celebration and nothing to do with Islam,” says Kirralie Smith, who runs a website called Halal Choices. The website lists 340 companies in Australia that pay for halal certification, including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Franklins, Kellogg’s, MasterFoods, Nestle and even Kraft’s Vegemite.
What is infuriating are the Â extensive payments for halal certification for hundreds of products that do not require any halal process. Â says Kirralie Smith, who Â discovered examples of overt pressure.