WORKERS at Diageo’s Banbeath site can be assured that their break-time food is prepared to the highest standards.
Fife Council’s protective services has announced that MITIE, caterers at the local employer, has achieved the Food Standards Agency’s Eat Safe Award.
MITIE was nominated for the award following a recent routine food safety inspection by environmental health officers from the council’s team.
The award was presented by Roy Stewart, Fife Council senior manager (protective services) to Samantha Kinloch, general manage of MITIE, recently.
Mr Stewart said: “I am really pleased to present this award to MITIE.
“The Eat Safe award scheme provides an incentive for food businesses to strive for standards beyond those required by law and is a recognised and well publicised sign of excellence in standards of food hygiene.
“Mitie’s award will give Diageo’s staff confidence in the catering provided at Banbeath.”
“Over 150 awards have been given to Fife businesses and this represents over 10 per cent of the entire Eat Safe awards in Scotland.
“It demonstrates the commitment to quality of Fife’s top food businesses.”
The Eat Safe award scheme launched by the food Standards Agency in Scotland during January 2005 is designed to promote excellence in food hygiene and improve public confidence and consumer choice.
Eligible establishments will be assessed for the Eat Safe award as part of scheduled food hygiene inspections carried out by environmental health officers.
The issue and control of Eat Safe award certificates is through local authorities and the certificates will be reviewed at every planned food hygiene inspection. Further information about the Eat Safe award scheme is available on the website http://www.eatsafe.gov.uk/