Local businesses welcomed to EatSafe Award Scheme

From left Dr Charles Milne, Director of the Food Standards Agency, Scotland, David Cooper, Environmental Health Manage, Aberdeenshire Council, Marie & Kenneth Wallace, Bicocchi's Ice Cream. Fraserburgh.
From left Dr Charles Milne, Director of the Food Standards Agency, Scotland, David Cooper, Environmental Health Manage, Aberdeenshire Council, Marie & Kenneth Wallace, Bicocchi's Ice Cream. Fraserburgh.

Two Fraserburgh businesses have been welcomed into the prestigous EatSafe award scheme at the annual Taste of Grampian Event at Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie.

Bicocchi’s and Glencairn Lodge were welcomed onto the scheme which recognises businesses who have gone above and beyond legislative requirements to achieve a level of hygiene excellence.

From left: Dr Charles Milne, Director of the Food Standards Agency, Scotland, David Cooper, Environmental Health Manage, Aberdeenshire Council, Paul O'Brian, Glencairn Lodge Nursing Home, Fraserburgh

From left: Dr Charles Milne, Director of the Food Standards Agency, Scotland, David Cooper, Environmental Health Manage, Aberdeenshire Council, Paul O'Brian, Glencairn Lodge Nursing Home, Fraserburgh

Commenting on this prestigious award, Marie Wallace from Bicocchi’s said: “We are delighted to receive the Eatsafe award and strive to go beyond the legislative requirements imposed to ensure that customers not only obtain a high quality product but are also secure in the knowledge that it is prepared in a safe environment and would encourage every business to try and do more than the statutory minimum.

“Our staff work very hard and share our commitment to improving services which is something we would like to thank them for, as achieving this award has been a team effort.”

The scheme is administered by the local authority Environmental Health Services in conjunction with the Food Standards Agency and aims 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, carried out by Local Authority Environmental Health Services, who also issue and control the Eat Safe Award certificates.

These new businesses now bring the number of premises within Aberdeenshire holding this prestigious accolade to 29.