Responding to the latest City of Edinburgh Council statement on school horsemeat today (5 April) Green councillor Chas Booth said:
“It does appear that the main delay in informing parents was a result of Amey failing to tell the council that mince delivered to a city school contained horsemeat. But that’s what you get if you get locked into a food system that puts volume and profit way above quality and trust.
“There are also still questions as to why the Council’s own testing took a full month before results were available. Surely that can be speeded up.
“This sorry saga may be closed now but I really hope we can learn the lessons. The first step is to carry out a fundamental review of school meals and other catering, with a focus on fresh, local and organic food we can trust.”