Jersey provider says 'no horsemeat' in school meals

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A Jersey caterer said there was no horsemeat in its school meals after checking its supplies.

Capiscum catering director Robert Jones said he did not believe the meals had been affected by the scandal that has seen horsemeat passed as beef.

Part of the Jersey Pottery group, Capiscum provides meals for more than 5,500 children in nine schools and two nurseries.

Mr Jones said the only processed meat the company offers is sausages.

He said Capiscum had written to schools to say it had checked the sausages and found the ingredients had not been adulterated.

The horsemeat scandal began last month when Irish authorities discovered horsemeat in some burgers stocked by a number of UK supermarket chains.

Horsemeat has also been found in branded and supermarket-own ready meals, including lasagne and spaghetti bolognese.

The crisis has spread across Europe as details of the convoluted supply chain in the meat industry emerged.

Val Cameron, the head of Jersey's Health Protection Service, said the island could challenge processed food manufacturers that do not meet certain standards under planned new legislation.

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