First Eat Safe Award For Ross-shire Business

A café in Gairloch is the first premises in Ross and Cromarty to be awarded an Eat Safe Award after demonstrating that its standards of hygiene and food safety are well above that required by legislation.

The Harbour Lights Café on Pier Road in Gairloch is run by David Griggs and Nicky Hayes who are now entitled to display the Eat Safe logo on their premises, which offers a traditional café menu and is open all year round .

The Eat Safe scheme is run in conjunction with the Food Standards Agency and Local Authorities throughout Scotland and aims to promote excellence in food hygiene and food safety management.  Eligible food businesses are independently assessed during routine unannounced food hygiene inspections carried out by the local Environmental Health Department. Those businesses which meet the high standards required for the award are invited to participate.  

Local Councillor Roy Macintyre presented the award with Environmental Health Officer, Jessica Butler. After congratulating the staff Jessica said: “This award recognises all the hard work of everyone involved with the café and shows a high commitment to food safety within their business.  I hope this will be the first of many caterers throughout the Area who will go on to achieve this award.”

Mr. David Griggs, Proprietor of the Harbour Lights Café said: “We are delighted with the Award . We believe in serving good, freshly prepared food and food hygiene and safety are an important part of maintaining our quality.”

25 Oct 2006