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Meat scare for schools.

AN MP is demanding an inquiry into why meat was sent to hundreds of school dining tables before test results revealed it was contaminated with the E-coli bug.

John McAllion, MP for Dundee East, said he planned to raise the issue with the Scottish Office, which issued a food hazard warning to councils throughout Scotland on Friday night.

The Scottish Office said the warning was being issued as a "precaution", as the bacteria - responsible for 20 deaths in Scotland last year - should have been destroyed in cooking.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 8, 1998
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