Islington Council denies school pork ban

Banned: Pork products are off the menu at primary schools

Banned: Pork products are off the menu at primary schools - Credit: Archant

The town hall has made an apparent U-turn on its decision not to serve pork in primary schools.

As revealed by the Gazette this morning, bacon, chops and bangers have been off the menu in all infant and junior schools across the borough.

An earlier statement from the council said pork was not served due to the cost monitoring what every child ate - some of whom may not realise they should avoid the meat due to their religious or cultural background.

But now Islington Council has said pork is not banned, and if schools want to serve it they just have to call up the town hall and they will make it happen.

A statement this morning read; “It’s not true that pork is banned in our primary schools.

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“It is not currently provided in our catering contract, but if any primary school wants to serve pork we will work with them to arrange it.”

The town hall has not clarified how the extra cost of serving pork would be paid for.

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