Need to be sure your chocolate's pork free? You want the 'Halal Test' kit


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  • Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

An illustration of the 'Halal Test' kit for use by Muslims to examine the presence of pork in their food, with small test tubes in which a food sample is mixed with warm water and test strips.

Two French entrepreneurs have launched a portable device to test for the presence of pork in food for use by Muslims who abide by dietary laws.

With France’s five million Muslims making up about 8% of the overall population, the test, similar in size to a pregnancy test, aims to help consumers detect traces of pork not just in food, but also in cosmetics or medicines.

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