Men attacked in Denmark kebab shop row

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERATwo workers in a Copenhagen kebab meat retailer were attacked after it was found beef sold by the shop contained traces of pork, revealed police in Denmark. The incident occurred at the Tayyib Food office in the city’s western suburb of Taastrup, reported the Copenhagen Post.

North Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner Brian Christensen said that the business called them at around 2pm on Thursday to report that four or five men had turned up at the office, shouted abuse at staff and assaulted two people. The Tayyib Food director and another member of staff were treated for injuries in hospital.

The attack followed a report by Ekstra Bladet revealing that beef sold by a number of companies to kebab shops in the Scandinavian country contain traces of pork, a meat product that Muslims are not permitted to consume for religious reasons. Tayyib Food was one of the companies listed in the report.

Kamran Iqbal, deputy chairman of Danish Halal, a company that regulates food permitted for eating in accordance with Islamic practices, said the market needs to be better controlled. He said he is not surprised traces of pork have been discovered in kebab meat as dubious meat is often certified as halal.

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