Beef delivered to Pembroke Dock Community School given the all clear, says Pembrokeshire County Council

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No frozen beef products containing horsemeat have been delivered to Pembroke Dock Community School, it has been revealed.

Sodexo - the Swindon-based company which provides catering services to Pembrokeshire County Council’s privately financed school - has confirmed that its records show that the site did not receive any of the three batches of frozen beef which tests earlier identified as containing horsemeat.

As a precaution, Sodexo is withdrawing all frozen and beef products from the school with immediate effect.

The company said that products would only be re-introduced to the school following DNA testing which meets its product specification.

Headteacher, Michele Thomas, said: “We are pleased to hear this news which I am sure will come as a relief to all pupils, parents and staff.

“We made a decision on our return after half-term not to serve any beef products until the situation was clarified.”

Yesterday (Wednesday) Pembrokeshire County Council announced that it was withdrawing minced beef from schools and council-run residential homes after a supplier confirmed that horsemeat had been found in its products.

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