A British primary school has created a yuletide uproar after telling parents they would no longer be able to donate homemade treats to the annual Christmas fair unless they had government certification.
Officials at Gleadless Primary School in England sent a letter to parents warning them of the new regulations, the Daily Mail reported.
“Due to new regulations, we can only accept donations of homemade cakes and buns from people who have a food and hygiene certificate,” wrote Valerie Fowles, the head-teacher at the school.
Parents told The Daily Mail they were stunned by the news.
“It’s absolutely bonkers,” one father told the newspaper. “It’s been a tradition for years — even when I was a kid — to take homemade buns and cakes to school for Christmas.”
Government officials said they would review the policy in light of the parental outrage.