Muslim parents protest after primary school gives children pork instead of vegetarian sausages

Angry parents are demanding the school in West Bromwich to explain their "mix up"


Muslim parents have protested against Ryders Green Primary in West Bromwich after the school served children pork instead of vegetarian sausages for their lunch.

Angry parents took to the school gate to demand the Claypit Lane school explain the "mix up" as pork, which is banned in the Quran, was served to children at the school where around 70 percent of pupils are Muslims.

Pork sausages
Pork sausages
School dinners in a primary school
School dinners in a primary school

A parent told Black Country Live her daughter had noticed the sausage served with mash potato "looked different" to the normal veggie ones.

The parent said: "The teacher said the catering company had confirmed all the children in the school, who had ordered veggie sausages, were given pork. We have to order online, a week before, what our children want every day.

"The whole school was affected. Whoever ordered veggie sausages were given meat.

"For my daughter to be given a product that is against our religion is absolutely disgusting. About 70% of pupils are Muslim."

The local authority in charge of schooling Sandwell Council has spoken to parents with school and catering company.

A spokesman for Ryders Green Primary School said: "On Thursday, there was an incident involving the catering company that provides our school meals which meant some pupils were served meat rather than the vegetarian option they had chosen."

"We have taken this matter very seriously and have formally complained to the catering provider and the Food Standards Agency," they explained."