Muslims criticise Walkers after it is revealed that some crisp varieties contain alcohol
22nd February 2008
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Furious Muslims have heavily criticised Walkers crisps after it emerged that certain varieties of the manufacturer's products contain trace elements of alcohol.
Some crisp types use minute amounts of alcohol as a chemical agent to extract certain flavours.
The report in Asian newspaper Eastern Eye, highlights concerns raised by shopkeeper Besharat Rehman, who owns a halal supermarket in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
"We do not add alcohol to our products. However, ethyl alcohol may be present in trace amounts in a very small number of our flavours.
"It is used as a carrying agent for flavourings, and is found in many common food and drink products.