McDonald’s Agrees To $700,000 Settlement Over Falsely Claiming Adherence To Muslim Diet
A Mcdonald’s in Dearborn, Michigan, was found to not offer the halal food it advertised.
McDonald’s and Finley’s Management Co. agreed Friday to the tentative settlement, with that money to be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers…
The lawsuit alleged that Ahmed bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald’s but found it wasn’t halal – meaning it didn’t meet Islamic requirements for preparing food. Islam forbids consumption of pork, and God’s name must be invoked before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered.
Finley’s Management says it did not set out to deceive customers and that it has special preparation methods for halal food.