School fires cook who served chili with kangaroo meat to students

School fires cook who served chili with kangaroo meat to students

School fires cook who served chili with kangaroo meat to students

Head Cook Kevin Frei told Superintendent Mike Williams that the kangaroo meat was added because "it is a very lean meat".

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 Frei told him he'd augmented the chili's beef on October 10 with kangaroo meat because it is lean and nutritious. He shared the nutritional information with superintendent Williams after it was revealed the ingredient was added into the school's chili.

"2. 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".

Potter-Dix High School is located in Potter, Neb., which is 19 miles west of Sidney.

While the superintendent stated that he does not believe that the kangaroo meat was unhealthy or unsafe because it met USDA standards for sale, the district vowed to not serve food of this nature again.

"I apologize for the anxiety and any harm that this has caused individual students and /or families".