Parasites were found in a school dinner served to pupils.
Suffolk County Council said the discovery was made in a rice dish at Chalkstone Middle School, in Haverhill, Suffolk, on October 9.
A spokesman for the authority said: ‘Rice parasites were found in rice served to pupils. A child saw something on the plate and brought it to the attention of staff.
‘The meal option was immediately withdrawn and a cold lunch provided instead.’
He said such incidents were ‘extremely rare’ and any health risk was negligible.
A spokeswoman for Forest Heath District Council, which is leading an investigation into the incident, said the maggot-like parasites were found in brown rice.
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