Eat Safe Awards for local schools

The Onsite Services catering teams, based within the schools, received their Eat Safe Awards at a special presentation.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Cabinet Member for Older People and Community Safety said: “Within East Ayrshire, the Eat Safe Award scheme from Food Standards Scotland is going from strength to strength.

“I am delighted that the Onsite Services catering teams from Shortlees Primary, James Hamilton Primary and Kilmarnock Academy have been recognised with an Eat Safe Award.

“This is credit to the wonderful teams working in our school kitchens. They are committed to food safety, hygiene and to providing pupils and staff with delicious nutritionally balanced meals.”

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.

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.

Thirteen 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