Camberley school meals provider says no horsemeat found in withdrawn product
By mattcollison | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 16:11
A CATERING company in Camberley which supplies school meals has said no traces of horsemeat have been found in its food after it withdrew one of its products for testing.
Eden Foodservice, of Riverbank, Meadows Business Park, removed the product from a Surrey school last week as a precautionary measure, but the beef product later tested negative for traces of equine DNA.
The company has not disclosed which school it withdrew the product from.
The company said in a statement: "We are pleased to confirm that there has been no trace of horse meat found in any of our meals.
"Naturally this is a matter we have taken seriously and undertook testing to establish that no equine DNA is present in any meat products served in Surrey schools.
"Last week we temporarily withdrew one product from a single school as a precaution and this has already tested negative for equine DNA.
"We have robust processes in place with our suppliers and a commitment to use fresh British Red Tractor beef."
The statement comes as Surrey County Council Trading Standards said it was launching its own investigation to test for traces of horsemeat in Surrey school meals.