B W FOODS has apologised to Muslims for wrongly labelling one of its products containing pork meat as halal.
The company, in a press statement, by its Chief Executive Officer, Babatunde Wilkey, explained that the labelling was an “error”.
It will be recalled that there was an outrage by Muslims on social media over the labelling of the pork package as halal.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to one of our product PORK PACK which has an Halal stamp on the label.
“We sincerely apologise for this huge error on our part. This was a printer’s error on our template design and we take full responsibility.
“At BW Foods, we know the importance of Halal Foods to our esteemed Muslim clients and we have maintained a high level of compliance to ensure all our products meets the standard.
“Pork is not on our usual menu except on request by a specific person, store or hotel. We are also aware that our Muslim customers do not eat Pork as it is against their faith and we respect that.
“BW Foods have been in business for over a decade. We have maintained long standing relationship, and of best practice with our Muslim brothers and sisters.
“We regret this error and in the spirit of Ramadan solicit for your forgiveness and understanding on this matter.
“We assure you that we have investigated the matter and taken all necessary precaution and measures on this matter. We will continue to maintain a high standard of quality product and respect our numerous customers’ needs.”