The Spanish rail company RENFE wanted to introduce a menu for Muslim who wanted halal food on its high speed trains, but this was rejected by the Muslim council of Spain, writes SpaniaNytt.
The Muslim council says in a press release that if RENFE will present a menu according to halal regulations it will not be enough to take out alcohol and pork from the menu. They must also take note of how the animals are slaughtered, what type of oil is used in cooking and a list of other issues.
RENFE had earlier introduced menus for vegetarians, diabetic, people who need a gluten-free diet, children, Kosher menu for Jews and a light salt menu.
The company offering the catering services for RENFE says that the kosher menu is produced outside Spain and is under supervision of a rabbi.
Source: AgderAvisen (Norwegian)