The Byron Bay Cookie Company is seeking legal advice after copping a social media backlash for having its Anzac biscuits certified as halal.
Halal food laws are based on interpretation of the Quran, the Muslim scripture, and set out the range of beverages and foods (including meat) that are acceptable for Muslims to eat.
All Byron Bay Cookie Company products are halal certified.
Outraged consumers have taken to the company’s Facebook page posting more than 95 comments, mostly angry and bigoted, about the company and its Anzac biscuits.
The first post on the company’s page stated “Halal cookies, don’t touch them.”
One Facebook user posted “What a disgrace, the thousands of Anzacs that died on the beaches at Gallipoli will be turning in their graves”…
ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps” and was used in the Boer War and World War I. Muslim involvement in ANZAC must be low to zero. Why would they even bother with halal?