Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath
Two Uist Schools, Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath and Sgoil Lionacleit, recently received their EatSafe Awards. The Eat Safe Award is granted by the Environmental Health Service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in conjunction with Food Standards Scotland. The award is available to all establishments selling food directly to consumers. The main aim of the scheme is 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.
Councillor Paul Steele, Vice-Chairman of Communities and Housing Committee, was delighted to hand over awards from the Comhairle. Councillor Steele said: "The Eat Safe award is only presented to businesses with a proven commitment to exemplary hygiene standards. These particular Awards recognise the hard work being done in our schools to provide our young people with safely produced food. I would encourage all of our fantastic food producers in the Western Isles to work towards this Award to assure their customers that they produce food in a safe, hygienic environment."