Schools get go-ahead to serve more sausages

New Government rules mean sausages can now be served more often in both primary and secondary schools.

The new rules, which were announced by ministers and will apply from January 2015, mean sausages can be on the menu once a week in state primary schools and twice in secondaries.

According to BPEX foodservice manager Tony Goodger, who was involved in a consultation process prior to the decisions, the move is good news for the pig industry. 

“The old rules only allowed sausages to be served once a fortnight,” he said. “I gave evidence as part of the consultation and had conversations with those behind the new rules to put the industry’s position.

“There has also been another change in that the rules now define exactly what constitutes meat and poultry, which will also be to our benefit.”

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