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Awards within the Highlands
The Eatsafe Awards were launched in 2005. Officers are currently assessing existing businesses within Highland to establish how many businesses meet the standards. It is hoped that the first awards in the Highlands will be given during the summer of 2006. All awards will be listed on this website.
What is the award?
The Eat Safe award is designed to promote excellence in food hygiene. Caterers have to achieve food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those required by law. It will also help consumers make informed choices about where to eat out by providing a recognisable 'sign' of excellence in standards of food hygiene. Environmental Health Officers play a key role in the scheme.
Who can get the award?
Initially the award was limited to catering operations to which the public has access. From January 2006 the award has been opened up to all catering businesses.
How do you get the award?
It must be noted that premises do not apply for the award. Officers will assess if a business is eligible while carrying out routine inspections. If the business meets the standards required, they will be advised by the officer. To enter the scheme the business has to agree to terms and conditions which cover the issue of the award and circumstances under which an award can be withdrawn.
Eligible businesses will be issued with a certificate and promotional material to display in their premises. The certificate is signed by the FSA and the Council.
For more information: www.eatsafe.gov.uk/
For further information on any of the matters please contact your local Environmental Health Office.
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