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Case 410 - Children at school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside allegedly due to health and safety

Issue

Children at a school have been banned from eating pack lunches outside allegedly due to health and safety

Panel opinion

This appears to be a specific approach put in place by this school, perhaps as part of a wider food policy.  It is not a requirement of health and safety regulation and central government guidelines on food hygiene or healthy eating do not cover this.  It might be helpful to explain the thinking behind it more clearly therefore.

2017-09-13