Muslim parents in Leeds who are worried about the origins of 'halal' meat in their children's school meals are boycotting them in favour of vegetarian alternatives, it has been claimed.

The claim has led to council bosses offering reassurances that they are "confident" about the authenticity of their supplies.

A meeting of Leeds city council's Children and Families Scrutiny Board was told that "people are not letting their kids eat halal because they are not confident it is genuinely halal".

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