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SBD Global/February 27, 2013/Franchises

Scottish Premier League Aberdeen Removes All Meat Products From Home Ground

Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen FC "has removed all meat products from the menu at Pittodrie Stadium" ahead of Tuesday night's SPL meeting with Ross County, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. It follows a decision made by the club's caterer, French firm Sodexo, to withdraw beef products "for which they do not have evidence of DNA testing." Last week, the catering giant, which serves 2,300 outlets in Britain, "removed meat products when some tested positive for horse DNA." A statement on Aberdeen's website said: "Sodexo, AFC's catering partner, took the decision to withdraw all frozen and processed beef products for which they do not have evidence of DNA testing" (DAILY RECORD, 2/26). STV reported the club has promised fans it "will order extra supplies of macaroni and chicken pies." Sodexo Prestige "is the catering arm of the group and also provides match-day services at Hampden Park, as well as catering at Everton's Goodison Park and the home of Newcastle United." The company said on its website that "it has provided catering to Glamis Castle in Forfar, the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh and Perth Racecourse" (STV, 2/26).
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