12 February 2015

Islington Council scraps pork from menus in all primary schools

Pork has been taken off menus at primary schools in a north London borough because it costs too much to monitor which children are allowed to eat it, a council has said.

Islington Council has ruled that it is too expensive to check whether pupils in its primary schools can eat sausages, bacon and pork chops due to their religious beliefs.

A council spokesman said ensuring Muslim and Jewish children were not eating the meat represented an "unnecessary cost at a time of tight budgets".

Despite the move, pork will still be served in the borough's secondary schools.

The decision has attracted criticism from some local traders. [Evening Standard] Read more