A primary school in eastern China has come under fire after it was found to be supplying unclean food to students, Qianjiang Evening News reported.

Cooked vegetables in dirty plastic containers. Photo: Weibo.

Parents were shocked when they saw the “nutritious lunch” handed out to their kids each day at the school in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Cooked rice in dirty plastic containers. Photo: Weibo.

Pictures posted on Chinese social media showed cooked rice and vegetables stored in dirty plastic containers and raw meat piled on the floor.

Students lining up to get their lunches. Photo: Weibo.

One picture showed students lining up outside to collect their lunches. A meal with three dishes and a piece of fruit cost RMB7 (HK$8.5).

Raw meat on the floor in the food contractor’s kitchen. Photo: Weibo.

The school confirmed to Qianjiang Evening News the pictures are authentic. The lunches were not prepared on campus but provided by a local fast food contractor, the school said.

Eggs found in the food contractor’s kitchen. Photo: Weibo.

Local authorities say they have suspended the the contractor’s license and have launched an investigation.

Vivienne Zeng

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.