A video has emerged from China which shows the outrage of a Muslim man when he saw a halal food store was selling pigs’ trotters.
In the video, the customer confronts the shopkeepers and demands that they remove the pigs’ trotters at once.
Mail Online reports that three female shopkeepers first claim they are beef, then they argue that they hadn’t known that pork is not allowed at a halal food store.
At the beginning of the video, the man can be heard telling the shopkeepers to close down their store. He said: “The signboard says you’re a halal store, but here you are selling pork.”
The signboard inside the store suggested that the shop was called Yi Sai Beef, a halal food franchise in China.
The man then points at a plate of what appeared to be pork and challenges the female shopkeepers: “What are these?” The sign above the dish reads “braised pigs’ trotters.” One shopkeeper answered: “It’s beef.” However, her colleague then admitted to the customer: “This is pork.”
The shopkeeper who admits selling pork then says: “We are selling them temporarily” before walking away.
At the end of the video, one of the shopkeepers tells the man to go and find their bosses because “there is nothing we can do.”
The video was reportedly filmed in June, 2016. The shop was said to be located in Jiaozuo city, central China’s Henan Province, where around one million Muslims live.
After the video became popular online, Yi Sai Beef released a statement in response to the incident.
The brand claimed that they had carried out an investigation. The shop featured in the video was selling Yi Sai beef, however it was not an licensed franchise, according to the brand.
Yi Sai said in the statement that they had removed their logo and the halal sign from that shop.
The company apologised to the Chinese Muslims in the statement and said they would “strengthen the management of franchises.