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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 9th May 2013 11:57

Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school and other schools around the country.

Pork DNA has been found in halal chicken sausages served in a primary school in Westminster, central London, the local authority said.

The sausages were from St Mary's Bryanston Square, a Church of England school, Westminster Council confirmed.

Tests on a sample from Burdett Coutts School revealed the presence of lamb and pork DNA in lean minced beef.

The items have been removed from all school meals and the contractor was asked not to use its meat supplier.

Council officers took seven samples in total from three schools in the last week of February to carry out tests on meat products served in schools following the horsemeat scandal.

Under Islamic law, Muslims are strictly forbidden to eat pork.

Halal sausages are served in 15 primary schools, two nurseries, one special school and one pupil referral unit, which take only halal meat.

More than 4,400 pupils choose sausages as a meal option, the council said.

The council said it decided to carry out tests for the presence of DNA from beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat and horse after the horsemeat scandal.

No horse DNA was found in the tests.

'Shocking' results

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was alerted by the council on Monday.

Andrew Christie, Westminster City Council's director of children's services, said: "We are very concerned by the discovery that a contractor has fallen short of the high standards we demand.

"We also understand and regret the upset that may have been caused to parents and children alike.

Beef being put through a mincer Westminster Council carried out tests on school meals after the horsemeat scandal

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 9th May 2013 12:46
Leicester school's halal lamb burger contained pork

Halal lamb burgers have been removed from schools in Leicester after tests on a sample burger found traces of pork.

The city council said DNA tests were carried out on the burgers because of the horsemeat scandal.

The sample burger was one of a batch made by a Doncaster-based company in January.

Halal products are used in 24 schools in Leicester but the burgers have only been supplied to 19 schools.

Assistant city mayor Vi Dempster said: "I am appalled by this situation. It is disgraceful that none of us can have confidence in the food we eat."

The council is taking "urgent legal advice" about its next steps.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 9th May 2013 12:51

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Halal products are used in 24 schools in Leicester but the burgers have only been supplied to 19 schools.

Leicester is the hometown of HMC right?

So Who has this been approved by. Or will it all cone down to some minute DNA testing that is also done on an independent packaging company etc etc etc.

Leicester City Council has removed halal lamb burgers from its school meals after tests found pork in a sample burger.

The sample was one of a batch of frozen burgers manufactured by Doncaster based Paragon Quality Foods Ltd in January this year.

 

Leicester City Council has removed halal lamb burgers from its school meals after tests found pork in a sample burger.

The sample was one of a batch of frozen burgers manufactured by Doncaster based Paragon Quality Foods Ltd in January this year.

 
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DNA tests were carried out on behalf of Leicester City Council and the authority took immediate action to remove the burgers as soon as it found out, in April.

All other halal products used in the councils kitchens are supplied by another company.

These products have been tested and found to be compliant.

Some 19 schools have been affected, including primary, secondary and a special school.

Councillor Vi Dempster, council spokesman for education, said she was "appalled" and that it was "disgraceful that none of us can have confidence in the food we eat."

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DNA tests were carried out on behalf of Leicester City Council and the authority took immediate action to remove the burgers as soon as it found out, in April.

All other halal products used in the councils kitchens are supplied by another company.

These products have been tested and found to be compliant.

Some 19 schools have been affected, including primary, secondary and a special school.

Councillor Vi Dempster, council spokesman for education, said she was "appalled" and that it was "disgraceful that none of us can have confidence in the food we eat."

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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 9th May 2013 15:54
City Council: "We no longer do business with Paragon Quality Foods"

Leicester City Council have confirmed they are no longer working with the business at the centre of a food contamination issue in the city. 19 schools are affected by the news that a sample halal lamb burger was found to contain pork meat.

www.itv.com/news/central/update/2013-05-09/city-council-w...
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 9th May 2013 16:04
paragonqualityfoods.com/quality-assurance/index.php?page_...

Paragon wrote:


Attention to detail that leaves nothing to chance.

Our products are made in a purpose built production facility under stringent hygienic conditions by committed and experienced staff who are regularly trained in both food hygiene and food manufacture. Our premises and practices are independently inspected by food experts from the British Retail Consortium. Our site has always maintained a BRC Grade 'A' Standard.


Working to the BRC Standard we perform the following on a regular basis:

• Record full traceability, from raw materials to delivery of the finished product.
• Strict temperature control from our cold store to your door.
• Daily microbiological testing using an external accredited laboratory.
• External laboratory analysis verifying the meat content of each product.
• In-house fat analysis of every batch using the latest lab technology.
• Daily hygienic cleaning following a strict programme.
• Regular staff training in food hygiene and food manufacture.
• Internal audits, supplier audits and site visits.


If that's the case, it looks like a conspiracy to fool the Muslims to me. Couldn't really find any info or mention of "HALAL".
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 11th May 2013 10:11
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 11th May 2013 11:47
Jazakallah brother, topics merged.
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd January 2023 17:06
Off topic but good info

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