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UK: Schools in Leicester withdraw Halal meat from their menu

By Fiona Dryden, Leicester Mercury

By Fiona Dryden, Leicester Mercury All Halal meat has been withdrawn from Leicester city schools after tests revealed a lamb kebab contained more than 50 per cent beef. The decision by Leicester City Council followed DNA tests on a halal lamb sheek-kebab. Routine testing in the Easter holidays found a problem in one halal lamb sheek-kebab product, Leicester City Council said. As a precautionary measure, the council removed all halal meat products from its school menus with immediate effect. Halal meat products are being replaced with vegetarian and fish options. Nine schools in the city are known to have served the kebabs in…

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