Chickens from Brazil spark concerns for parents

By jonny muir

Published: 31/03/2009

The standard of meals at Highland schools has come under the microscope after if emerged that children are being fed meat imported from Brazil.

Highland Council sources raw chicken for the region’s 216 schools from local suppliers but cooked chicken is imported from farms 6,000 miles away in South America.

Yesterday, an authority spokeswoman said the shortage of cooked chicken was a “national issue” as there was not enough to satisfy demand in the UK.

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