Concerns from Muslim groups have seen halal meat withdrawn from 18 schools in Luton.

Luton Borough Council said it had taken the "precautionary" measure of suspending halal meat and poultry from schools over an issue with certification, after being contacted by the Luton Council of Mosques and Sunni Council of Mosques.

A spokesman for the council said: "The council's catering service has been successfully serving Halal meat for 15 years to several local schools.

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