ST ANDREWS Community Hospital has achieved the Food Standards Agency’s Eat Safe Award.
The Hospital was nominated for the award following a recent routine food safety inspection by environmental health officers from Fife Council’s protective services.
Roy Stewart, protective services senior manager, who presented the award, said: “The Eat Safe award scheme provides an incentive for caterers to strive for standards beyond those required by law and is a recognised and well publicised sign of excellence in standards of food hygiene.
“This award will give patients confidence in the catering provided at St Andrews Community Hospital.”
Jim Leiper, NHS Fife director of estates, said: “We are delighted to receive this Eat Safe award. Catering staff throughout the organisation are committed to ensuring that the highest food safety and hygiene standards are met.
“Staff in St Andrews can be justly proud that all their hard work has been recognised.”
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.