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USA: OC market to pay $527K for selling fake halal meat

22/11/11  The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif.—An Anaheim grocery store will pay $527,000 for falsely advertising and selling generic meat as halal—the type of meat permissible to eat under Islamic law.

The Orange County district attorney’s office says a judge signed the civil settlement Monday for the Super King Market chain’s Anaheim store.

The DA’s office began an investigation last year after a county health inspection revealed that various, poorly labeled meats were delivered to the store, stored in a walk-in freezer with non-halal meats and displayed in a halal case.

The company, which was not required to admit fault or liability under the settlement, also agreed to prevent any future unfair or deceptive business practices.

Super King Market has multiple locations in Southern California, but the settlement only applies to the Anaheim store.

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