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Mince Pie – Health Hazard?

December 10, 2007 | By More

mincepie.jpgMince pies have been banned from a primary school’s Christmas fete over fears they could be a health and safety hazard.

Neil Davies, headteacher at Mynydd Cynffig Junior School in Kenfig Hill, near Porthcawl, said: “I have got to guarantee the health and safety of the pupils. I’m not doing it to upset anybody.”But his decision has upset some parents, who argue home-cooked food is often the healthier option and is, after all, what most of the children eat at home. However, Bridgend County Borough Council’s cabinet member for education, Peter Foley branded the decision an over-reaction.” Children are going to be gorging themselves on home-made products in the Christmas season and I see no harm in them being on sale,” he said.

“I have grandchildren and I encourage them to eat home-made food as much as possible and it is a key features in many families for the entire Christmas season.”

One mother whose son attends the school, said “It seems crazy – we invite our children’s friends round for parties at home and serves up mince pies we’ve cooked, so what’s the difference selling them at the school Christmas fair?”

Category: Food

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