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Horsemeat fear: Bath council takes beef off school menu

Bath and North East Somerset Council has withdrawn all beef mince products supplied to its schools by Welsh Bros Foods because they could contain horsemeat.

A small amount of horsemeat was found in tests of beef supplied by the Newport-based firm in December.

The firm said it had issued a notice withdrawing frozen minced beef produced from 12 December to 17 January.

The council said it was now confident its menu was free of horsemeat.

It said menus have been changed at 49 primary schools, 10 early years centres, and two schools outside the district.

Mike Bowden, from the council, said: "We've disposed of any remaining stocks regardless of their batch numbers."

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