Health inspectors in a Michigan county may impose fines on food sellers who falsely claim food is kosher. Wayne County commissioners on Aug. 4 approved the measure — which also applies to halal food — because of complaints from local Muslims that butchers were asking higher prices for meat and falsely claiming it was halal. Dearborn, with one of the largest Arab populations in the United States, is in Wayne County. Businesses now must post signs identifying the slaughterer and the wholesaler.
August 8, 2005