Westminster City Council has recently discovered traces of pork DNA contained in a Halal-labelled chicken sausage product, a spokesman for catering provider Chartwells said today. The spokesman added:
This product was supplied to Chartwells by butchers Nigel Fredericks from whom we sought and received written assurances that the product was correctly certified as Halal chicken.
Nigel Fredericks has taken full responsibility for this breach of our supply chain and we are conducting our own investigation into how this happened.
We immediately took the precautionary step of withdrawing the product from all sites and have issued unreserved apologies.
More top news
Eight children have been injured, three seriously, after a huge tree fell on them during a summer camp in southern California.
Movie fans can bid for a piece of cinema history as an iconic costume from the first Mission: Impossible film is put up for auction.
The British Army has been scaled down by more than 20,000, three years ahead of target.