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Horse meat all-clear for school dinners
2:15pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
SCHOOL dinners in North Yorkshire have been given a clean bill of health after test results show they are free of horse meat.
Following the recent horse meat scandal the county council carried out an audit of supplies which included an inspection of meat traceability records and the examination of raw meat stocks. The audit showed that everything was satisfactory.
North Yorkshire County Caterers, the school meals service, said the North Yorkshire meat supplier, Gilmoors, only supplies meat produced from fresh prime cuts and all meat and poultry is delivered fresh; no frozen meat is used.
It is a contract requirement that only whole joints may be used to make minced meat and sausages.
Coun Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for the schools catering service, said: “These tests prove what we have been confident of all along, that the ingredients used in school meals