Cornish pasties off Truro school menu as horsemeat scandal worsens
Cornish pasties have been taken off the menu at a Truro school as fears grow over the horsemeat scandal.
Richard Lander School said pasties, beef pasta sauces and beef used in baguettes had all been withdrawn "as a precautionary measure".
The school said almost all of the food offered at Richard Lander was provided by Eden Foodservices and used British Red Tractor produce which is fully traceable with guaranteed welfare standards.
But the school was also buying in other food which did not fall under the Red Tractor Scheme.
Steve Mulcahy, headteacher at the secondary school, sent a bulletin to parents this week informing them of the situation.
He said: "These products will be temporarily withdrawn purely as a precautionary measure until they can confirm with 100% certainty, the traceability of these products."
Supermarkets across the country have pulled beef products from shelves as the extent of the presence of horsemeat in the UK has become clear.
Test results for horsemeat in British processed meals are due later today - as detectives continue questioning three men over the scandal.