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DNA tests on school meals prepared in Lincolnshire following horse meat scandal

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

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DNA tests have been ordered on school meals prepared in Lincolnshire amid growing concerns over the horse meat scandal.

It comes after horse meat was discovered in cottage pies delivered to 47 schools in Lancashire.

All schools and academies in the county have their own contracts with local providers, using food sourced in the area.

Investigations have now been launched to ensure that none of the meat is contaminated.

Keith Batty, assistant director of CfBT Education Trust, said: "At present, investigations have revealed no provider to have contaminated meat."

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  • Pru_Freda  |  February 21 2013, 9:53PM

    Who are CfBT Education Trust and why do they, rather than Lincolnshire County Council, who we get to vote for, making all the decisions about school meals? As Ian_Heighton says, this move comes so far behind the times that even Tesco are now able to provide clear test samples - not a slur on Tesco, just a reflection on the fact that the huge multi-national supplier of the original contaminated meat products has already been able to clean up its food chain. Suppliers to Lincolnshire school canteens have had ample time to bury the bodies and provide fresh beef. Perhaps if elected councillors (with children or grandchildren in local schools) were making choices, rather than an anonymous body who appear to make efforts to hide what their name means and where it comes from, testing would have been ordered in real time?

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  • Ian_Heighton  |  February 21 2013, 12:16PM

    Only about 2 Weeks after everyone else - talk about closing the barn door after the horse has bolted :)

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