One of China's most prestigious high schools has been the target of public anger after piles of expired mouldy food were found in its canteen kitchen.
Mouldy bread, rotting meat and seafood were discovered at the Chengdu No 7 Experimental High School.
One parent told the BBC of his horror and disgust, saying the food was "stinky and disgusting" and compared it to pig slop.
The school has now apologised, saying it is deeply "embarrassed".Food safety scandals are not uncommon in China and they often leave authorities scrambling to defuse public outrage.
The scandal first emerged when a small group of parents were on Monday invited to attend a tree planting event at the private high school in Chengdu, the capital city of China's Sichuan province.
While at the school, a group of parents discovered mouldy bread, rotting meat and seafood items in the canteen kitchen canteen.
It is not clear why exactly they chose to stop by the kitchen, but one parent that the BBC's Lulu Luo spoke to referenced an incident earlier last November where numerous school children came down with stomach-aches, constipation and various other ailments.
"[The items looked like they had] been in a freezer for years, [it looked] like zombie meat," the father, who has a daughter and son enrolled in the school said.
"I smelled the pork, it was stinky. [There was] ginger, which looked disgusting too."
According to the father, the private school costs 39,000 yuan (£4,380; $5,800) a year - about 20 times the amount a public school would cost.
"We don't even let kids have leftover food at home... I spent tens of thousands of dollars and my kids are having pigwash there," he said.
"I dare not tell my younger son... I'm worried he might not dare to eat canteen food after that. My daughter has been telling me she has a stomach-ache. I [told] her she might have just over exercised.