A DISGUSTED dad has slammed school bosses for serving “disgraceful” and “revolting” grey burgers to kids.
David Rutherford, 47, has pledged his sons will never eat school meals again after pictures of a miserable-looking turkey burger emerged online.
The “revolting” turkey burger served to school kids[/caption]
Dad David Rutherford pledged his sons would never eat school meals again[/caption]
The paltry patty was served at Blairgowrie High School in Blairgowrie, Scotland, last week.
It was slapped between a white roll with no sauce, veg or dressing.
A snap of the grim burger was shared on Perth and Kinross Council’s Facebook page – with furious parents demanding to know if council staff would eat it.
Hundreds of seething replies described the burger as “revolting”, “shocking” and “a disgrace”.
Some shared their own school dinner horrors – including a single, dry fish finger in a roll and one rasher of bacon alone in a white bap.
David, who has two sons, slammed catering firm Tayside Contracts for the “gross” lunch and promised his lads would never eat school dinners again.
He blasted: “We have lost all faith in sending our kids to school for lunch.
“We will be giving them packed lunches or have them come home now, because that is gross.
“We are disgusted – we expect them to get food as good as what they get at home.
“You can understand why the kids go to the chip shop or the bakers with that, it is gross beyond belief.”
David, who is a general manager in the food industry, said his son previously moaned about the school dinners – but he simply thought his boy was fussy.
“I CAN’T LET MY SON EAT THAT. IT’S COMPLETELY WRONG.”
He continued: “We know he likes his chicken so it was very strange to hear him say he didn’t want to eat it.
“We just thought he was being fussy.
“But when we saw that image we thought ‘no wonder he doesn’t eat it’.
“If that was served to you in a restaurant you would take it back, I can’t let my son eat that.
“We are not expecting them to get a gourmet meal, but that is completely wrong.”
Tayside Contracts, responsible for catering at the school, has now apologised for serving the terrible turkey patty.
But it defended the burger’s colour – saying white meat does not brown like beef.
Carol Haxton, facilities business manager at the firm, said: “We produce over six million high quality school meals per year and our quality management systems and the skill levels of our cooks stand comparison with the very best.
“However, on this occasion we clearly fell short of the high standards which we demand of ourselves and for which we are extremely sorry.
“There is no doubt that the burger served on this occasion did not look appetising and the portion size was small.”
Ms Haxton said the blunder was a “product issue” rather than “failure of our staff at the school.”
She added: “As for other comments regarding the colour of the burger, it is important to recognise that this was a turkey burger and not a beef burger and the colour was as you would expect of a white meat burger.
“Comment has also been passed regarding the apparent lack of accompaniments available to have with the burger.
“However, I can confirm the option of salad, sauces and relishes were all available.”
David will now make his two sons packed lunches after seeing the “gross” turkey burger[/caption]
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