An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed horse DNA was found in cottage pies delivered to 47 schools in Lancashire.
The product has now been withdrawn from kitchens.
Officials at Lancashire County Council say the amount of horse consumed by the children will have been 'minute.'
– LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Lancashire County Council has withdrawn a beef product from school kitchens after it provisionally tested positive for traces of horse DNA.
The provisional results of the tests on a pre-prepared cottage pie from an external supplier were reported late yesterday evening, February 14, and have been passed onto the Food Standards Agency.
Analysts at one of six laboratories in the country doing the Food Standards Agency's tests discovered the contaminated product late yesterday.
Headteachers have been alerted.