Saturday, February 23, 2013

Neigh bother - Highland School meat is horse free!

Highland Council stated yesterday:

“All our fresh beef, lamb and pork is sourced, slaughtered and prepared in the Highlands. The Council is contracted with John Munro the Butcher (Dingwall) with individual specifications and traceability included in the conditions of contract.

“In-house monitoring and supplier audits by external organisations ensure compliance, and our local Environmental Health Officers carry out food standards inspections in all our locations. We have that reassurance of where our produce originates, is prepared , packaged and delivered. This includes our fresh burgers, sausages and haggis included in our menus.

“All schools in the Highlands source their butcher meat from the same supplier. Munro also provides British chicken and venison from two of the Highlands leading game dealers in Bonar Bridge and Newtonmore.

“All meals are cooked freshly with fresh ingredients, and the Council is proud to source as much produce locally as possible and has been awarded the Soil Associations Food for Life Bronze Award.”  More here on the HC website.

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