Eat Safe Awards for Hurlford Primary and Cumnock Academy

Hurlford Primary School and Cumnock Academy have each earned an Eat Safe Award for their high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety.

The Catering Services teams, based within the schools, received their Eat Safe Awards at special presentations.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Cabinet Member for Older People and Community Safety said: “Within East Ayrshire, more and more schools are earning their Eat Safe Award from Food Standards Scotland.

“I really enjoy visiting the schools and chatting with our Catering Services teams. They are so committed to food safety, hygiene and to providing pupils and staff with delicious nutritionally balanced meals.

“The teams at Hurlford Primary and Cumnock Academy thoroughly deserve this prestigious award.”

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.

Twenty-three 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