Midlands school served Muslim pupils pork sausages

Muslim pupils at a school in West Bromwich were served pork instead of vegetarian sausages last week.

The Birmingham Mail reports that Ryders Green Primary said it had demanded an explanation from its supplier over the error, which happened last Thursday.

A Muslim parent told BlackCountryLive: “I went to pick my daughter up from school on Thursday and the teacher said she needed to speak to me.

“I was told there had been a mix-up when my daughter had ordered veggie sausage and mash. She had a look at the sausage and thought it was different to what she normally had.

“She took a bite and knew it tasted completely different to what she was used to. I queried it with the teacher who then got in touch with the catering company.

“The teacher said the catering company had confirmed all the children in the school, who had ordered veggie sausages, were given pork…

“The whole school was affected. Whoever ordered veggie sausages were given meat. The company forwarded its details to the school, to give to the parents, for complaints and I made one.

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“For my daughter to be given a product that is against our religion is absolutely disgusting. About 70 per cent of pupils are Muslim.”

A spokesperson for Ryders Green said: “On Thursday, there was an incident involving the catering company that provides our school meals which meant some pupils were served meat rather than the vegetarian option they had chosen. We have taken this matter very seriously and have formally complained to the catering provider and the Food Standards Agency.”

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