THE IMPORTANCE of food safety was outlined at a special awards presentation last Thursday at the Murton Tearoom, on the outskirts of Forfar.
Representatives from The Castle Club, North Street Chip Shop and the Murton Tearoom, all Forfar, along with the Panmure Arms Hotel, Edzell, received their certificates from the Food Standards Agency’s Head of Enforcement Scotland Peter Mitchley.
The awards coincided with the Taste of Angus Food Festival, highlighting the fact that food safety is just as important as taste when it comes to eating out in Angus.
The four establishments were the first to receive the Angus Eat Safe Awards - the Food Standards Agency’s scheme which encourages businesses across the UK to strive for food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those required by law.
Also attending the awards ceremony was Angus Councillor Sheila Hands, the economic development spokesperson. She said: “We’re delighted to be able to present the first of these awards to four local businesses during the Taste of Angus Festival.
“This award is official recognition of the highest standards of food hygiene and is a visible sign to diners that the ultimate care has been taken preparing, cooking and serving their food.”