By Rob Picheta and Tara John, CNN
Members of Europe’s far right have called for a mass boycott of Toblerone, after discovering that the popular triangular chocolate bar is halal-certified.
Halal is an Arabic word that denotes that a food or service is permissible according to Islamic law. It excludes foods containing pork or alcohol, and requires that animals are slaughtered by a Muslim by a cut to the throat, without being stunned.
Toblerone has not changed its recipe, but some online commentators have taken badly the news that its factory in Bern, Switzerland, achieved a halal certification in April — with the federal spokesman of Germany’s nationalist AfD party claiming it showed the “Islamization” of Europe.
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