(The Local) Pupils at a school in France will no longer be given a substitute meat if they don’t eat pork, as local authorities try to cut down on food waste and costs. Parents have complained about the measure.

From this month onwards the school in the village of Arveyres in the Gironde region of south-west France will no longer offer a meat alternative to those children who do not eat pork, which is forbidden under Jewish and Muslim dietary laws.

Around 30 of the 180 children used to be offered a substitute meat when pork was on the menu, France’s TF1 television reports.

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