A Dundee councillor has called for an investigation amid claims children in working class areas of the city are being served poorer quality school lunches than those in more affluent areas.
Lochee councillor Charlie Malone said he had been inundated with calls from parents expressing concerns about school food after it was reported that a burnt sausage roll and beans had been served to a child at Ancrum Primary School.
He said: “I had at least half a dozen parents with children at Ancrum Primary School contact me to say they also didn’t think the quality of the food was good.
“I also had calls from people with concerns about the food at St Mary’s RC Primary School.
“The perception from some parents is that schools in working class areas receive food that is of worse quality than in more affluent areas.”
Mr Malone has contacted Tayside Contracts, which provides school meals in Dundee, for reassurance that an investigation will be conducted into the claims of inconsistent quality of food across the city.
Gary Conway, facilities business manager at Tayside Contracts, said: “We have no previous record of these concerns.
“I will investigate these concerns to ascertain if there are any areas for service improvement.”