I recently read a story on The Daily Meal that summarized a situation where the guests at a Muslim wedding were served pork by accident, though the family arranging the wedding said they specifically requested pork not be anywhere in the food served.
Ghareeb Nawaz in Chicago only serves halal food- it’s a favorite of cabbies and it’s open 24 hours
The catering company claims it was not done intentionally and that they didn’t know (read the original story with full details here).
Something like this has never happened to me, alhamdullilah, maybe because I am one to get things like catering services in writing and I also tend to look and smell food to scope out any ‘accidents’ first. Yes, it is more work than I’d like to do, but I know that accidents do happen and pork is something that’s somewhat easy to detect in taste and smell (at least I think so).
This poses an interesting question for all of us to ponder, a question which actually makes way for even more quesitons to arise: What Would You Do in This Situation?
Or, maybe I should ask, What Wouldn’t You Do in a situation like this? Would you limit your dining out experiences to halal-only places just to avoid such a foible?