Latest update: Friday 22 February, 1.27pm
There has been a lot in the media recently about horsemeat getting into the food chain and we appreciate that you may be concerned.
We are doing all we can to ensure that this doesn't happen in Renfrewshire.
We have been advised to put a hold on using all frozen beef burger products after horsemeat DNA was found in a beefburger supplied to North Lanarkshire Council. This is a precaution while the situation is being investigated. To date, no horsemeat DNA has been found in any meat products supplied to Renfrewshire Council.
Last week we placed a hold on the use of all frozen beef products, not just beefburgers, and removed all supplies from all council premises. This position has not changed. Our schools and residential establishments will only be using fresh beef supplies.
All the food products bought by Renfrewshire Council are sourced through Scotland Excel. It deals with the contracts on a national basis.
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