We have always been lucky to live where we have some Arabic stores close by to us . Here we have them scattered through out the city . Some of course are better than other . Some are cleaner , some have better products, some have better prices . I always go with the better product and cleanest store . DH always goes with the cheapest . Last month we went shopping . He knew he was leaving and wanted me to stock up so off we went . He went to his favorite store . He stayed behind in the car with the baby who had just fallen asleep . Well there I stood waiting to place my order when a young couple who was in front of me were helped . They asked for their stuff and then asked if it was pork . Yes replied the butcher . The young lady asked again (in perfect English so I know all parties understood and heard clearly) . Once again the butcher relied yes . I was shocked . It was then my turn and so I asked the butcher in my native language ( Spanish) if I heard right and the couple before me had just bought pork . Yes he replied . I asked how long had this Halal store had been selling pork and he said only when it was requested and the store owner knew all about it . I then told the butcher that I was thankful for all his help ( he always gave me the best cuts of meat, and veal) but that I couldn't purchase my things there knowing it was cut where pork had been cut and laid next to it in the case . I went back to the car empty handed and DH wondered what had happened . As I told him he was in as much shock as I . He could not believe that the owner who had just made haj would do something like this . I them reminded him of the son who this summer had told a customer there that the fruit snacks her daughter wanted had pork in them .They had been ordered by mistake and were put aside to be thrown out . The little girl got one package and wanted them . The mother said it was ok she'd still take them and he still sold them to her making a profit from this item . I told DH I never wanted to shop there again ,. To sell pork and then to make a profit . I'll have no part of it . Problem is they sold the goat meat my children love to eat . So now I'm in the quest of finding another butcher . Wish me luck sisters . This is just a reminder to us that just because a store says it's halal doesn't mean they're right or being honest .