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All pupils at a primary school face being served halal meat at lunchtime whether they are Muslim or not, it emerged today.

Dale Primary, which has a large proportion of Asians among its 550 pupils, is consulting parents about the controversial move.

Under the plans pupils would only be offered Islamic-approved meals on days when meat is on the menu to 'avoid cross-contamination'.

For meat to be classified halal, a Muslim must have slaughtered the animal from which it came by a single cut to the throat and without stunning it first.


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