Tayside Contracts has launched an investigation into claims Dundee children are being served “poor quality” school lunches.
The concerned aunt of an Ancrum Road Primary pupil said her niece was given burnt sausage roll and beans, which she was unable to eat.
Jennifer Brown said the girl sometimes goes home hungry as there is not enough food to go round every day.
Jennifer said: “My niece isn’t a fussy eater but she took one bite of that sausage roll and said it ‘tasted of burnt’. She couldn’t eat any of it and went home hungry.
“It’s not the first time she’s gone hungry. She told me that sometimes by the time they get in the dinner hall there is only potatoes and gravy left and that’s all they get.
“The price is being put up but it doesn’t seem like we get very good value for what we pay.”
Gary Conway, facilities business manager at Tayside Contracts, said: “Tayside Contracts prides itself on the consistent high quality of schools meals and customer satisfaction.
“I will therefore ensure that the pupil that was served this meal is given a full apology and appropriate recompense.
“We will establish the cause of this unfortunate incident to ensure that there is no recurrence.”