Thousands of Muslim children have been left without meat in their school meals after the county council suddenly axed its contract with a halal products supplier.
Education chiefs admitted it could take months before a replacement for KQF Foods is found – prompting the Council of Mosques to warn that youngsters’ diets could suffer.What, by not having meat at school? Feed 'em it at home!
Confusion surrounds why KQF lost its contract, which started in May 2009 and was renewed in April.Oh?
The move follows an unexpected county council food standards inspection into the composition, labelling and quality of the meat on October 9.Hmmm....
The company, based in George West Street, Blackburn, said it had not been given full details of the justification for the decision but believes it relates to paperwork. A spokesman added the firm was seriously concerned about damage to its reputation.
The county council has refused to disclose the reason but stressed it did not relate to the meat’s Halal accreditation or health and hygiene.So, if it's not hygeine, and they aren't passing off non-halal as halal, what's the ...errr... beef, then?
It is understood that the decision to end the contract concerns the precise legal terms between the two parties over the proportion of meat as opposed to water and other bulking products in the halal products following a complaint.Ah! So, it appears they haven’t been getting that much meat in their diets anyway!