The Halal Food Authority have issued legal proceedings against the leaders of Britain First – Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen.
The following statement was issued by the HFA yesterday:
“On Thursday 2nd February 2017, a video was published on the official YouTube channel and Facebook page of Britain First, which featured two HFA staff members and consisted of defamatory claims against our organisation.
“In response to these claims that have been disseminated by Britain First to thousands of people on the internet, HFA have issued legal proceedings to safeguard the integrity of our organisation.
“It is also imperative for HFA to lead by example in not allowing these claims to tarnish the reputation of the entire Halal industry.”
The specific video that the HFA refers to appears to have been deleted from the Britain First social media accounts, but the right-wing organisation did post another video which claimed that money spent on halal food products was being used to fund terrorism. The video featured several Halal Food Authority images.