Telford and Wrekin schools switch to local butcher for beef

Council chiefs have decided to use a local butcher for some school meals in Shropshire, in the wake of the horsemeat row.

Telford and Wrekin Council said tests were carried out on food from the previous supplier and there was "no cause for concern".

However, it said a Telford-based butcher because it used "locally-sourced" meat, which could be traced.

The council said schools could cut beef from their menus if they wanted to.

Angie Astley, assistant director for customers and people, said the council had taken the step because it wanted to be "absolutely sure that the food we are serving in our schools is of the highest standard possible".

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