Eyewitness News has learnt a Cape Town-based frozen foods distributor has allegedly been importing pork products, kangaroo and water buffalo meat, and relabelling the products as beef and halaal.
It is also claimed that Orion Cold Storage is repackaging non-food grade milk powder for animal feed and is selling it as skim milk powder for human consumption.
The South African Meat Industry Company, the Red Meat Industry Forum and the South African National Halaal Authority Trust are set to go to the Cape High Court on Thursday to apply for an urgent interdict to prevent the company from altering information of products.
It is alleged that Orion imported pork hearts from Belgium and Ireland, relabelling and selling them as beef or sheep veal hearts, marked as halaal.
Undercover footage shows employees using heat guns to remove original labels and replacing them with halaal stickers.
It is unclear at this stage which items on shop shelves have been affected.
Orion has not responded to requests for comment.
Undecover Footage of how the company Oriental Cold Storage changed d packagng, http://www.ewn.co.za/MultimediaVideo.aspx?filename=111109halaal1ewn
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