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University Hospital Crosshouse receives Eat Safe award

The catering team from University Hospital Crosshouse has earned an Eat Safe Award for their high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Cabinet Member for Older People and Community Safety, presented representatives from the team with their Eat Safe Award.

Councillor McMahon said: “Within East Ayrshire, the Eat Safe Award scheme from Food Standards Scotland is going from strength to strength.

“At the most recent presentation I was delighted to present a certificate to the University Hospital Crosshouse catering team.

“University Hospital Crosshouse is committed to providing the best care for their patients and ensuring that they provide the best quality food. I was pleased to present them with their award and to recognise their commitment to food safety.”

The Eat Safe award provides an incentive to food businesses to strive for food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those that are required by law. For people eating in these establishments, it is sign of excellence in standards of food hygiene. It gives people extra confidence in the food they are served.

The Eat Safe Award sits in parallel with the Food Hygiene Information Scheme that rates hygiene standards against legal requirements. The Eat Safe Award recognises businesses that have achieved standards over and above the legal requirements.

Robert McLaughlin, NHS Catering Services Manager, East and North Ayrshire, Corporate Support Services said: “We pride ourselves on ensuring that the highest quality food is provided to patients, staff and visitors. Receiving this award proves that we are meeting this objective and that we are continually maintaining the food hygiene standards required. I am delighted the team are getting the recognition they deserve.”

Only ten other premises in East Ayrshire have earned an Eat Safe Award from Food Standards Scotland.

Environmental Health Services assess premises for the award as part of scheduled hygiene inspections. For further information please contact 01563 553520 or email


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