27 October 1999
Schools follow Kent ban

SCHOOLS across Britain are following the example of those run by Kent County Council and taking French meat off the menu.

This move is prompted by fears that childrens health could be at risk, despite the government saying the meat does not pose a health risk.

School authorities are concerned about the dangers posed by the revelation that French cattle have been fed human and animal sewage.

Children at Devons 368 primary and secondary schools will not be eating French meat next week.

Cheshire and Cornwall said yesterday they were also looking to ban French meat products.

Other authorities, including those in Buckinghamshire and Worcestershire, have left it to head teachers and governors at individual schools to decide.