MJC confirms Pick n Pay's 'halaal pork' was labeling error

The error saw a packet of russians and chips certified halaal by the MJC as containing 49 percent pork.

Pick n Pay incorrect food labelling. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Muslim Judicial Council has confirmed a labelling system problem at the Pick n Pay Hypermarket in Ottery.

The branch was responsible for a product being incorrectly identified as containing non-Halaal meat.

At the weekend, a number of people took to social media sharing a picture of a packet of russians and chips certified by the council as containing 49 percent pork.

The council's Achmat Sedick said, "It's the codification of the labeling system and it's controlled by Pick n Pay head office in Johannesburg. So I have asked them to delete it from the system because then the problem won't reoccur again."