Pork products have been struck from menus in nurseries and child care institutions run by the city government of Salzburg. The reason: "among other things, it's about the needs of Muslim children", declares ServusTV, citing a source within the office of the SPÖ [Socialist] deputy mayor Anja Hagenauer.
For the most part, parents have reacted with surprise and rejection to this regulation, which apparently has been "silently" in force for a while.
Hagenauer's office confirmed to "Servus Nachrichten" that this requirement has been applied for some time - both for health reasons and out of regard for Islamic food laws, according to which pork is prohibited.
According to the report of the private broadcaster, the deputy mayor attempted to play the matter down to heute.at: there was no "decree" on the subject, she said, but at the same time she confirmed that "no pork has been served for around five years." This had "emerged from the practice of the institutions." Children prefer chicken or turkey schnitzels, declared the deputy mayor.
Along with Bregenz, Salzburg is now the second state capital where pork is no longer offered in nursery schools.Source