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Neigh reason to worry about school's food following horsemeat scare
12:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A HEREFORDSHIRE high school is reassuring parents that its canteen’s food is top quality following the recent horsemeat scare.
The canteen at Queen Elizabeth Humanities College in Bromyard, has been run directly by the school since September and aims to use all locally sourced food as its commitment to the community.
There are also five cluster primary schools which receive hot food every day and the percentage of local produce used has grown over the past six months to 57 per cent.
Assistant headteacher David Kemp said: “Our meals are very popular and people from miles around know how good our local butchers are.
“We are pleased that we can make this further commitment to the town and are also delighted that the recent scare will not affect us at the QE.”
Last week, a group of year 10 students also used their culinary skills to raise £50 by making and selling pancakes to students.
The cash will go towards sponsorship for a group of year 11 students who are doing a sky dive for Acorns Children's Hospice on June 15.
Meanwhile, North Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin has spoken up for British beef producers in the House of Commons
He said they had seen their quality products “replaced by poor fakes”.
“We are getting ripped of as consumers and ripped off as farmers,” said Mr Wiggin. “Retailers and their double standards have created this crisis.
“Honest, hard working, farmers here in the UK are losing out because of odious practices elsewhere in the supply chain and that is utterly wrong."