The Eat Safe Award is granted by the Environmental Health Service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in conjunction with Food Standards Scotland. The award is available to all establishments selling food directly to consumers.
The main aim of the scheme is to provide an incentive to food businesses to strive for food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those required by law. It also helps consumers make informed choices about where to eat out by providing a recognisable 'sign' of excellence in standards of food hygiene.
Former Councillor Donald Manford, was delighted to hand over an award from the Comhairle to Marion MacNeil at the Heathbank Hotel on Barra, and said that “The Eat Safe award is presented only to businesses that have achieved hygiene standards beyond the legal requirements and their commitment has to be commended. I encourage all businesses within the Outer Hebrides to aim for this award. It provides valuable information to their customers of their commitment to produce food safely.” Mr. Manford was joined at the presentation with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Chief Executive, Mr. Malcolm Burr.
Eligible establishments are assessed for the award as part of scheduled food hygiene inspections undertaken by officers from Environmental Health. Further details on the scheme are available on the Food Standards Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.