Sheffield Council has said it has suspended the use of all processed meat in school meals with immediate effect.
In a joint statement with caterer Taylor Shaw, it said:
Although we have been given assurances by our suppliers about the provenance of the pre-prepared food, we take the safety of the young people in our schools very seriously.
In light of the ongoing revelations of alleged illegal activity by unscrupulous people regarding the contamination of processed meat products this week, as a precaution we have taken the joint decision to suspend the use of all processed meat products in all school meals with immediate effect.
We hope that this will reassure parents and carers who may have any reservations about their children's school meals.
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