A primary school canteen has been given a one star food hygiene rating.
St Werburgh’s Primary School, in James Street, was rated ‘major improvement necessary’ in a Food Standards Agency inspection on May 23.
The mixed 304-pupil school, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, has a school kitchen run by caterer Chartwells.
It was found to need major improvement in its management of food safety, while its food handling was ‘generally satisfactory’ and the cleanliness of its facilities ‘very good’.
A Chartwells spokesperson said: “We are proud of our food offer at St Werburgh’s Primary School and are naturally very disappointed with this rating.
“Health and food safety is fundamental to what we do and we have some of the industry’s strongest food safety management systems in place.
“We do have detailed and robust records in place, but unfortunately these weren’t properly explained during the inspection. We immediately addressed the issues raised during the inspection and have invited the EHO to re-review the site.”
A spokesperson for Bristol City Council said the rating was due to paperwork being unavailable.
She added: “Detailed and robust records are in place, but unfortunately, this was not properly explained during the inspection.
“The school kitchen is run by a contractor whose local track record is both compliant and successful, and we are not aware of any practical problem with the preparation, serving or quality of food in the school.
“The contractor is confident that their food is of a high standard and enjoyed by the children. An early re-inspection is anticipated and welcomed by the school.”