Eat Safe Award for Maxwood Hotel, Galston

Galston’s Maxwood Hotel has earned an Eat Safe Award for their high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety.

Owner Jennifer Boylan-Young welcomed Councillor Jim McMahon, Cabinet Member for Older People and Community Safety to the hotel. He viewed their facilities before presenting Jennifer and her team with an Eat Safe Award.

Councillor McMahon said: “The Eat Safe award provides an incentive to food businesses to strive for food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those that are required by law. For people eating in these establishments, it is sign of excellence in standards of food hygiene. It gives people extra confidence in the food they are served.

“I was delighted to present Jennifer and the team from the Maxwood Hotel with their Eat Safe award and to congratulate them on achieving excellence in food hygiene standards.”

The Eat Safe Award sits in parallel with the Food Hygiene Information Scheme that rates hygiene standards against legal requirements. The Eat Safe Award recognises businesses that have achieved standards over and above the legal requirements.

Nineteen premises in East Ayrshire have now earned an Eat Safe Award from Food Standards Scotland.

Environmental Health Services assess premises for the award as part of scheduled hygiene inspections. For further information please contact 01563 553520 or email environmentalhealth@east-ayrshire.gov.uk