A ROSYTH primary school kitchen has not been inspected for 10 years.

King’s Road PS was last visited by an inspector in 2008.

Fresh figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show 52 per cent of Fife schools have not been inspected since 2015.

Food hygiene certificates do not expire but some employers – such as the NHS – require them to be renewed regularly.

However, it is recognised industry practice for them to be renewed every three years, in order for food handlers to keep up to date with the latest legislation.

Liz Smith MSP said: “Ensuring that people preparing food for the public are up-to-date with the latest food hygiene laws and best practice is incredibly important.

“Therefore, the fact that over half of Fife school kitchens haven’t been inspected since 2015 is disappointing. Whilst there is no requirement for this to be happen, you would hope that inspections are conducted on a semi-regular basis.”

Lisa McCann, environmental health service manager for Fife Council, said some schools were classed as “low risk” because no food was prepared at the school.

She said: “Environmental health focus our limited resources on the areas of highest risk. This risk-based approach to inspections takes account of the activities of the premises and their previous compliance levels.

"In some cases, educational establishments are classed as low risk because they are limited to being servery units only, which means that there is no food production on site. Some of the other buildings listed in the report have not been recently inspected as the building has since closed.

“Environmental health officers have worked centrally with colleagues from the education and facilities management service to ensure that their premises have appropriate food safety management systems. We are also aware that the services carry out internal operational monitoring, with some premises receiving a third party audit.”

A total of 163 Fife schools were listed in the round of figures which showed that 86 of the schools had not been inspected since 2015.

The most recent inspection for schools in Dunfermline and West Fife is as follows: 

Kings Road PS.

Carnock PS, Crossgates PS, Inverkeithing PS.

Aberdour PS, Crossford PS, Culross PS, Dalgety Bay PS, Duloch PS, Limekilns PS, Milesmark PS, Saline PS, St Columba’s PS, St John’s PS, St Serf’s PS, Tulliallan PS.

Queen Anne HS, Park Road PS, St Columba’s HS, St Joseph’s PS.

Masterton PS.

Bellyeoman PS, Camdean PS, Carnegie PS, Donibristle PS, Kelty PS, North Queensferry PS, St Margaret’s PS, St Leonard’s PS, Touch PS, Woodmill HS.

Blairhall PS, Cairneyhill PS, Canmore PS, Commercial PS, Inverkeithing HS, Inzievar PS & Holy Name RC PS, Lynburn PS, McLean PS, Pitreavie PS, Pittencrieff PS, Torryburn PS, Townhill PS.