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Final day for halal meat consultation

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7:10am 7th March 2018

It's the final day in Lancashire County Council's consultation on proposals to provide only stunned halal meat to schools.

The council currently supplies non-stunned halal meat in 27 schools catering for up to 12,000 students choosing from either non-halal or halal menus.

School governing bodies have the option to provide either stunned or non-stunned halal in their school meals.

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When the contract to provide non-stunned halal meat came due for renewal last year, the council agreed a resolution not to provide meat, other than poultry, to county council establishments unless animals are stunned before they are slaughtered.

A legal challenge was brought by the Lancashire Council of Mosques. Abdul Hamid Qureshi spoke to 2BR about halal meat.

This resolution was not implemented and a 4-week consultation launched to inform the council's future policy.

During the consultation the council will continue to supply halal meat under the terms of the contract which was in place before the resolution being agreed.

The online consultation is available for anyone to complete, and asks for views on the council's proposal to provide only stunned halal meat to schools rather than the current policy, to provide both stunned and un-stunned halal meat.

 

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