Two French entrepreneurs have launched the “HalalTest” – a portable device to test food for the presence of pork.
Users mix the sample they want to test with warm water in a little test-tube. They then insert a test strip into the mixture, which shows the result within minutes.
The kit can also be used to test medicines and cosmetic
Jean-Francois Julien and Abderrahmane Chaoui came up with the idea while at university two years ago – in the midst of a Europe-wide scandal over mislabelled frozen meals containing horsemeat instead of beef.
Julien and Chaoui’s company Capital Biotech says the test is 99 percent accurate.
The kit is due to be available to purchase online soon, and costs around 7 Euros.