‘Fishballs’ are a popular snack in Hong Kong, and sold in 7-11 stores across the city to school children. But are they Halal? Not quite. According to Dr Paul O’Connor, the author of a recent book on Hong Kong’s Muslim population, the snacks include a pork paste.
We estimate the world’s Halal-food market at between $410 and $820 billion. The range assumes that Halal-products account for between 25% and 75% of foods consumed by Muslim communities, and that food accounts for 30% of total consumption.