Pie Face caught
selling porky pies

Pie Face caught
selling porky pies

What is the claim about?

Popular Australian bakery chain Pie Face sold “halal-certified” pastries that contained pork, and cooked other pies and sausage rolls in a manner considered “haram” — strictly forbidden to Muslims — according to several leading Islamic authorities.

An investigation by The Australian has revealed that Pie Face sold the following products as halal-certified:

Pork and fennel sausage rolls as “halal-certified”
A breakfast pie that contained bacon
A Wagyu beef pie with brandy essence containing alcohol

Further, other pies and sausage rolls claimed to be halal were baked in the same ovens as pastries containing pork products, which is forbidden under Islamic dietary codes prescribed in the Qur’an.

What is the claim about?

Popular Australian bakery chain Pie Face sold “halal-certified” pastries that contained pork, and cooked other pies and sausage rolls in a manner considered “haram” — strictly forbidden to Muslims — according to several leading Islamic authorities.

An investigation by The Australian has revealed that Pie Face sold the following products as halal-certified:

Pork and fennel sausage rolls as “halal-certified”
A breakfast pie that contained bacon
A Wagyu beef pie with brandy essence containing alcohol

Further, other pies and sausage rolls claimed to be halal were baked in the same ovens as pastries containing pork products, which is forbidden under Islamic dietary codes prescribed in the Qur’an.

Non-halal operations

The Australian has spoken to five reputable halal certifiers, including the peak Muslim body, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, who all condemned any certification that allowed such gross cross-­contamination of halal and non-halal foods.

Pie Face is owned by Aus­tralian petrol giant United Petroleum, already under fire following revelations in The Australian that it has been selling E10 fuel containing only 1 per cent ethanol or less, rather than the 10 per cent common in the product. Pie Face has outlets in more than 200 of United’s service ­stations, as well as 20 shopfront locations around the country.