Presenting Eat Safe Award

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Councillor Kenneth M Murray, Chair of Environment and Protective Services, recently presented Eat Safe awards to Range Duty Chefs Annabel Jevons and William MacKay of Elior UK.

Elior UK are the catering and hotel services contractor on the MoD Hebrides Range managed by QinetiQ.

Certificates were awarded to St Barbara’s House, West Camp, Balivanich; Congreve House (Officers’ Mess), Balivanich and St Kilda Base Kitchen.

Councillor Murray said: “The Eat Safe award is only presented to businesses that have achieved hygiene standards beyond those required by law, so their commitment has to be commended.

“I would encourage all businesses within the Outer Hebrides to aim for this award as it provides them with a valuable tool to reassure their customers of a continuing commitment to produce food safely.”

The main aim of the Eat Safe award 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.

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 Eat Safe website at