Hundreds of schools have banned pork – sausages and bacon – and switched to halal only meat for meals even where Muslims are in the minority.

Many families of other faiths and none have been angered and upset by the move which has often been done by schools and councils with little or no consultation.

At least two dinner ladies have been sacked in the last year after serving non-halal food to Muslim students by accident.

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