Burgers pulled from Brighton and Hove Council's school menus

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Brighton and Hove City Council has pulled a burger from its school menus.

The council announced today that the Red Tractor Burger was taken off the menus.

The council said in a statement this was “a precaution”.

A statement said: “Further to recent media articles regarding beef products Eden Foodservice are extremely confident that no contamination has occurred in any of our beef products as a result of robust due diligence processes we have in place with our suppliers.

“However, as an added precaution we are removing our Red Tractor Burger from our menu until we have received the satisfactory guarantees from our suppliers.

“This is the only brought in beef product we use in our Brighton and Hove school meals and means that on Tuesday, February 26, only we will not be serving the advertised burger on the menu but will instead be serving either pork sausages in a bun or chicken in a bun.

“Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

“In the meantime, may I reassure you that the only beef we serve is fresh British Red Tractor beef via our supplier ABP.

“We can guarantee unequivocally this meat is of the highest quality and free from contamination as ABP operates a slaughterhouse and processing plant in a single site and does not use any imported meat.”

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8:27pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Sussex jim says...

Why should burgers be on a school dinner menu anyway? It only encourages children onto a lifetime of junk food. When I was at school it was meat and veg. followed by a sweet with custard-or my favourite, chocolate pudding.
A good, subsidised, English meal. Even the teachers joined us.
Why should burgers be on a school dinner menu anyway? It only encourages children onto a lifetime of junk food. When I was at school it was meat and veg. followed by a sweet with custard-or my favourite, chocolate pudding. A good, subsidised, English meal. Even the teachers joined us. Sussex jim
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11:50pm Fri 15 Feb 13

mimseycal says...

I wonder how many council hours were wasted coming to this knee jerk reaction.
I wonder how many council hours were wasted coming to this knee jerk reaction. mimseycal
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7:33am Sat 16 Feb 13

s&k says...

Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.
Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work. s&k
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8:27am Sat 16 Feb 13

Plantpot says...

s&k wrote:
Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.
It was the fact that kids and their families didn't want his food that undid his "good work".
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.[/p][/quote]It was the fact that kids and their families didn't want his food that undid his "good work". Plantpot
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8:29am Sat 16 Feb 13

Plantpot says...

It should also be said that any processed meat needs testing, not just beef. Clearly, the testing regimes can no longer be trusted.
It should also be said that any processed meat needs testing, not just beef. Clearly, the testing regimes can no longer be trusted. Plantpot
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9:53am Sat 16 Feb 13

006 and a third says...

Plantpot wrote:
s&k wrote:
Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.
It was the fact that kids and their families didn't want his food that undid his "good work".
Spot on s&k.
Oh dear. Another untruth from Plantpot. Seems anything goes for him when it comes to defending the Tories. Funny if it were not so tragic and creepy.
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.[/p][/quote]It was the fact that kids and their families didn't want his food that undid his "good work".[/p][/quote]Spot on s&k. Oh dear. Another untruth from Plantpot. Seems anything goes for him when it comes to defending the Tories. Funny if it were not so tragic and creepy. 006 and a third
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10:37am Sat 16 Feb 13

Plantpot says...

006 and a third wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
s&k wrote:
Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.
It was the fact that kids and their families didn't want his food that undid his "good work".
Spot on s&k.
Oh dear. Another untruth from Plantpot. Seems anything goes for him when it comes to defending the Tories. Funny if it were not so tragic and creepy.
You seem to be a fact free zone.

https://www.gov.uk/s
chool-meals-healthy-
eating-standards
[quote][p][bold]006 and a third[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Good! Get all the processed junk off school menus. This is what jamie Oliver's campaign was about remember until the tories undid all his good work.[/p][/quote]It was the fact that kids and their families didn't want his food that undid his "good work".[/p][/quote]Spot on s&k. Oh dear. Another untruth from Plantpot. Seems anything goes for him when it comes to defending the Tories. Funny if it were not so tragic and creepy.[/p][/quote]You seem to be a fact free zone. https://www.gov.uk/s chool-meals-healthy- eating-standards Plantpot
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