Students Got Sick After School Cafeteria Served Kangaroo Meat Chili

A chef at a Nebraska high school mixed kangaroo meat into the chili served at the school

A chef at a Nebraska high school mixed kangaroo meat into the chili served at the school

A school chef was sacked after he added kangaroo meat to school lunches, according to the Associated Press.

On Oct. 10, a Potter-Dix Public Schools cafeteria served a chili including a mixture of beef and kangaroo meat, according to the release.

Williams said in a Wednesday letter to parents that head cook Kevin Frei at the Potter school told him he'd augmented the chili's beef on October 10 with kangaroo meat because it is lean and nutritious. "If we were to have food or ingredients that are out of the ordinary, they should be listed on the menu so that the students and families are aware of what they would be being served".

Mr Williams said he did not believe kangaroo meat was unhealthy or unsafe, but emphasised the fact it was not a normal staple of the school community's diet.

"It is without a doubt not a normal staple of our diet and will not, nor will any other non-staple foods, be a part of the potter-Dix meal program", Williams said.

He apologized for any anxiety the exotic ingredient may have caused and vowed that such incidents will not recur.

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