Clacton Pier achieves top food hygiene rating from council
August 13, 2018
Bosses at Clacton Pier are celebrating
receiving a top food hygiene rating and have vowed to support a campaign to
increase nutritional quality at outlets.
Tendring District Council (TDC) was asked to
carry out an inspection by the Pier after it had completed its new £4 million
development, which includes a restaurant and coffee shop.
Carol Archibald, Team Leader for Food and
Health and Safety at TDC, made the visit and awarded the departments with a
five star rating, the highest possible.
“I was very impressed with what I found and
there have been some great additions to the offer at Clacton Pier,” she said.
“I inspected four units which all received a
five star rating with some minor comments on how things can be added as they
progress with the development.
“These include the next level of training for
management and a food officer from the Council will continue to work with them
on the TuckIN campaign aimed at reducing salt, sugar and fat content at all
takeaway food outlets across the county.”
Neil Stacey, Food and Beverages Manager at
Clacton Pier, said he was delighted with the outcome of the inspection but
emphasised no one will be resting on their laurels.
“It was great to get five stars all round as
well as some constructive comments which we have taken on board and are already
acted on,” he added.
“We have worked hard to achieve this excellent
result, but we know we need to keep up the good standards going forward.
“Carol was pleased that we had healthy options
on our menu and we will be having a follow-up meeting in October to look at
ways in which we can take this further.”
Mr Stacey encouraged all food businesses to
get involved in the food hygiene rating system and the TuckIN campaign.
“At the end of the day we all want to provide the
very best for our customers and these schemes can only help us to achieve the
highest possible standards,” he said. “It gives our customers confidence and
that can only be good for business.”
The national food hygiene rating system is a
partnership initiative between local authorities and the Food Hygiene Agency.
It gives the public information about
standards in food premises which are inspected against legal requirements.