Shetland Islands Council’s environmental health service is delighted to announce that Frankie’s Fish and Chip Shop in Brae has been awarded the prestigious Eat Safe Award for excellence in food hygiene and food safety management.
Under the Food Hygiene Information Scheme all businesses receive a certificate showing either a Pass (where they meet legal standards and have systems in place to produce safe food) or Improvement Required, (where a business fails to meet the legal standards and are putting consumers at risk).
Where businesses are achieving standards over and above those required by the law, officers recommend to the Food Standards Agency Scotland that the business receive an Eat Safe Award. This exceeds the Pass standard.
The Eat Safe award also helps consumers make informed choices about where to eat out by providing a recognisable sign of excellence in food hygiene.
Commenting on the news, executive manager with the council’s environmental health service, Maggie Sandison said, “The Eat Safe award celebrates the hard work of Frankie’s management and staff in maintaining excellent working practices, food safety management systems and standards of hygiene. This shows a real commitment to customers by making food safety a top priority. There have been less than 950 Eat Safe Awards issued across Scotland to date and this the eighth award presented to a business in Shetland, so this really is indicative of the high standards being achieved at Frankie’s.”
John Gold, Manager of Frankie’s, said, “I am delighted to receive this award and would like to thank the staff for all their hard work and for their commitment to keeping Frankie’s a first class eating place”.
Photograph - Food Safety Officer, Louise Moar presenting John Gold with Frankie’s Eat Safe Award.