The European Halal Food Park, built in 2010, is now in full operation, with an abattoir, cold store, retail packing and boning lines, and will start promoting its added-value products at the Paris Halal Expo exhibition in April.
Project manager Nigel Weaver said: “We are definitely looking to export, which is why we got a trade stand at Halal Expo. Our abattoir has been up-and-running since 2010, but there was a massive opportunity to add value, so we wanted to offer a full range of products, including burgers and sausages, all under the Simply Halal brand.”
Ghulam Ghafoor, managing director of major UK halal retailer Pak Supermarkets, said: “We have been waiting for such a project, where we can purchase all our assured halal products, manufactured in the UK. I, for one, am in favour of halal products that are with complete Shariah compliance.”