SCHOOL meals in West Sussex do not contain horse meat, assures the county council.
It comes in the wake of fresh concerns over the discovery of horse meat in more products sold in supermarkets around the country and parts of Europe.
Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, said: ‘We take this issue very seriously.
‘We have been assured by our suppliers that the products used in our primary schools, special schools and Meals on Wheels services have not been affected by this.
‘We will continue to monitor this situation closely.’
The county council said it has no plans to remove beef from the menu for primary school meals.
More information about school meals, or the Meals on Wheels service, can be found online, visit westsussex.gov.uk/countycatering.