Morrisons Mistakenly Sells Meat Pasty To Muslim Family - Then Offers Champagne To Compensate!

14/08/2014 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

Morrisons mistakenly sells meat pasty to Muslim family - then offers champagne to compensate!

A Muslim dad said he was left doubly offended by Morrisons supermarket after he was mistakenly sold a vegetarian pasty containing meat - and was then offered a bottle of champagne by way of an apology.

The supermarket sold the meat product - which is banned in Muslim culture - then tried to make amends by offering a bottle of alcohol, which the family are not allowed to drink.

Garage worker Mr Khan told the Daily Mail he was 'highly insulted'.

The three cheese and onion pasties were bought for little Yousuf Khan, three, from the store on special offer for 57p. But as he ate one, his mum spotted in contained non-halal minced beef.

He complained to the manager of the branch of Morrisons in Cardiff Bay and was offered the champagne to compensate.

Mr Khan, 28, from Canton, Cardiff, said: "It is ridiculous and ignorant of our faith - not just once but twice.

"Firstly they should be far more careful with how they label their products, especially when it could contain meat.

"But then it is completely wrong of the manager to then give us champagne when Muslims don't drink alcohol.

"I feel highly insulted. I don't want this happening to any other people who are Muslim."

Mrs Khan said the pasties were bought for Yousuf and his three older sisters Ruheena, 10, Amara, eight, and Areesa, four.

She said: "I put them in the microwave and gave the first one to Yousuf. I heard him moaning a bit and was saying: 'It's not nice'.

"I looked at the filling and it was brown meat and potato - he's had a couple of bites by then."

A spokesman for Morrisons said: "Clearly this is not good customer service. We apologise for the mistake and any offence caused to Mr Khan and his family.

"We take labelling our products very seriously and we are looking into why this particular product was mislabelled. We know we have to be extra careful when labelling meat.

"We have 11 million people coming to our stores every week and we put this down to human error.

"As a result of this incident, we will reinforce the training and standards in the store to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Morrisons said they are currently in touch with Mr Khan to discuss a more suitable way of compensating his family.

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