UPDATE: AN ANTI-halal protester placed more than 100 offensive stickers on halal products for sale at Woolworths Beerwah.
Woolworths found itself in the middle of controversy on Saturday when the man posted photos on Facebook gloating about what he had done.
The man, who claimed to be a supporter of the group Boycott Halal in Australia, used homemade stickers on halal certified products which read: "This product is halal certified (possibly funding terrorism)."
While it was unclear why the man targeted Woolworths, it was confirmed he did not work for the company.
The culprit said he was "doing their bit to help boycott halal certification".
"Just spent about an hour placing these notes at our local Woolworths. Marked about 100 products. Funny how most of them were on special," he said in the post.
Opposition group Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way soon spotted the post and reported the vandalism to Woolworths and the stickers were removed.
A spokesman for Woolworths refused to comment but said the supermarket's own products were not halal certified.
"No Woolworths own brand product, be it Homebrand, Select, Gold or Macro, is halal certified and we pay no halal certification fees as a result," the spokesman said.
A police spokesman said no complaint was made on behalf of Woolworths.
It is not the first time that halal controversy has flared.
Last year an online post by Maleny Dairies sparked a storm of comments - both against halal certification and in favour - after it declared the certification catering for Muslim consumers was "not for us".
At the time Maleny Dairies owner Ross Hopper said he refused to take the post down as it would be "bowing to the minority".
The debate was also fuelled when anti-Islamic group RestoreAustralia, whose CEO lives on the Sunshine Coast, sent out a public message which encouraged supporters to buy halal certified product, take it home, then return it for a refund.
The Office of Fair Trading ruled that those asking for refunds would not be entitled to one.
EARLIER: A SUNSHINE Coast supermarket has become caught up in an anti-halal protest after offensive stickers were placed over product tags.
Woolworths Beerwah (Glass House Mountains) became involved in the controversy after a resident posted photos on Facebook 'gloating' that they had stuck anti-halal stickers over the price tags of more than 100 halal certified products.
The offender was not an employee of Woolworths.
The offender posted photos of the incident on the Boycot Halal in Australia Facebook page stating:
"Doing our bit to help boycott halal certification. Just spent about an hour placing these notes at our local Woolworths. Marked about 100 products. Funny how most of them were on special," the post, which has since been deleted read.
The stickers read "This product is Halal certified (possibly funding terrorism.)"
Members of opposition Facebook group, Boycott Halal in Australia? No Way reported the product vandalism to Woolworths.
The page also shared the original post by the offender.
"The manager has the name of the person who placed them, a big thank you to those who took swift action," the post read.
A Woolworths spokesman told the Daily the supermarket aimed to offer customers the range of products that they want at the cheapest possible prices.
"No Woolworths own brand product, be it Homebrand, Select, Gold or Macro is Halal certified and we pay no Halal certification fees as a result," the spokesman said.
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