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Tests show school meals in North Yorkshire are horsemeat free
5:15pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
SCHOOL dinners across North Yorkshire have been given a clean bill of health after results from tests proved they are completely free of horsemeat.
Following the recent food scare the county council inspected meat traceability records and the examined raw meat stocks. Their audit showed that everything was satisfactory.
As an additional safeguard the county council carried out spot-testing of beef being used in schools.
That included tests on some processed meat products which a small number of schools had purchased on an ad-hoc basis, outside the advertised menu. All of the tests show that beef used had no trace of horsemeat or any other animal meat.
County councillor Arthur Barker, the 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 are from top quality produce.”