Subway have confirmed that their two outlets in Worksop will continue to serve non-halal meats despite plans to make some UK stores halal only.
The international sandwich chain sparked controversy this week when it announced 185 outlets in the UK will no longer serve bacon or ham in order to meet demand from Muslim customers.
This is because the pig is considered unclean in Islam and the consumption of pork is strictly forbidden under sharia law.
But according to a spokesperson for the chain, the two Worksop stores in Bridge Place and St Anne’s Drive will not be included in the changes and will continue to serve bacon and ham.
A spokesperson from Subway said: “Due to the growing popularity of the Subway chain, with the diverse multicultural population across the UK and Ireland, we put a programme in place in 2007 to ensure that the population demographic is taken into account when new store openings are considered in order that we meet consumer demand in each location.”
“All our suppliers comply with EU animal welfare legislation as a minimum, and we require suppliers of Halal products to adopt the stunning of animals prior to their slaughter.”
“All Halal meats are certified by the appropriate Halal authorities abd all Halal Subway stores have numerous signs stating that they serve Halal food.”
“These are situated on the menu panels, nutritional information and in the front window of the store.”