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McDonald's caught in halal vs jhatka soup; faces netizens' fury on Twitter

The tweet ruffled a lot of feathers online with #boycottmcdonalds trending on Twitter in India. Many questioned McDonald's why it serving halal meat in India where 80 per cent people are non-muslims.

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McDonald's caught in halal vs jhatka soup; faces netizens fury on Twitter
McDonald's has been caught in a row after it said that it said that it only serves Halal meat to its customers.

McDonald's India was caught in a row after it said that it only serves Halal meat to its customers. The global fast-food chain was in the eye of the storm Thursday when asked by a Twitter user if it serves halal meat to its customers.

In response to the query, McDonald's tweeted, "The meat that we use, across our restaurants is of the highest quality and is sourced from government-approved suppliers who are HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) certified."

Halal is the Islamic procedure of slaughter which can be carried out only by Muslims. The tweet ruffled a lot of feathers online with #boycottmcdonalds trending on Twitter in India. Many questioned McDonald's why does it serve halal meat in India where 80 per cent people are non-muslims. Furthermore, a never-ending debate ensued on Twitter regarding halal and Jhatka meat being served in Indian restaurants.

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The whole controversy was stoked after a Twitter user @hibailyas89 asked McDonald's India if its restaurants in India carry halal certification.

"@mcdonaldsindia Is McDonald's in India halal certified?" the twitter user asked.

McDonald's India in response tweeted, "Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's India. We truly appreciate this opportunity to respond to your comments. The meat that we use, across our restaurants, is of the highest quality and is sourced from government-approved suppliers who are HACCP certified."

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"All our restaurants have HALAL certificates. You can ask the respective restaurant Managers to show you the certificate for your satisfaction and confirmation," it added.

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What followed was the fury of netizens.

"I don't like to eat non-veg(Chicken and Mutton) at restaurants. Because I would not believe that meat is #Halal. #BoycottMcDonalds," said a Twitter user.

"Ayeee don't you know "food has no religion" Haina @ZomatoIN? Or does this applies only to Hindus?" another user posted.

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