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Meat's off at Hiltons.

The Hilton hotel chain said yesterday it was taking pork, chicken and lamb off the menu - a move condemned as 'a slap in the face for farmers' and 'a penny-pinching reaction'.

Hilton, which has 79 hotels, said a series of new menus were being put in place, replacing pork, chicken and lamb with turkey, fish and pasta dishes.

A statement read: 'This will ensure that Hilton will be offering full and varied menus at no extra cost to the customer. Hilton are also the first hotel company to secure a three-month forward purchase of meat at fixed prices to guarantee a supply and minimise disruption to the food and beverage functions within its 79 hotels.'

The Scottish Executive's rural development minister, Ross Finnie, and the president of the National Farmers' Union of Scotland, Jim Walker, criticised the move.
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