E. coli butcher’s meat ‘was smelly but cheap’

E. coli butcher William Tudor supplied schools with meat that was green, smelly and undercooked but retained his contract because he was cheap.

The Western Mail reports
that even though school cooks raised numerous concerns, Tudor was not seen as a major problem and councils continued to buy their meat from him because he was the supplier that gave the “lowest overall offer.”

The inquiry heard that between 1998 and 2005, school cooks in Merthyr lodged complaints with the authority’s catering department. These included:

Ham – green and gone off;
Roast pork – smelling and falling to bits;
Mould on slices of turkey;
Feather in cooked turkey.