McDonald’s stops selling halal chicken after suit

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The only two McDonald’s restaurants in the United States that served halal food have stopped shortly after a $700,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit alleging the items didn’t consistently comply with Islamic law, the Associated Press reported.

The burger chain said in a statement Monday that the locations in Dearborn, Mich., are no longer offering a halal McChicken sandwich or Chicken McNuggets in order “to focus on our national core menu.”

Neither the statement nor a spokeswoman said whether the decision was related to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit, brought by customer Ahmed Ahmed in 2011, said he had “confirmed from a source familiar with the inventory” that the restaurant had sold non-halal food “on many occasions,” the AP reported. The settlement is being shared by Mr. Ahmed, a Muslim-run Detroit health clinic, Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum and lawyers, the AP said.

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