Top food hygiene rating for County Hospital

Date: 9 Mar, 2017

A recent unannounced food hygiene inspection at County Hospital by Stafford Borough Council Food Inspectors has resulted in the hospital being given the highest rating under the national food hygiene rating scheme.

The hospital kitchens have recently undergone a £2m investment, as part of a hospital-wide investment programme by the University Hospital of the North Midlands NHS Trust. Inspectors found that staff and facilities were spotless and food hygiene and safety procedures modernised and updated. Inspectors were particularly impressed by the “restaurant style” trolleys used to transport, cook and serve the food on the wards throughout the hospital.

Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health at the Council said, “Food businesses need to comply with food hygiene law and it is good to know that the public through the food hygiene rating scheme can find out if businesses in Stafford are up to scratch or not. I congratulate the hospital on gaining the highest possible food hygiene rating.”

County Hospital Catering Manager, Robert Willatt said, “We’re very pleased to achieve the top rating and thank the inspectors from Stafford Borough Council for the advice they have given to us during the refurbishment of the catering department. Food hygiene is something we take extremely seriously and to receive the highest rating reflects the continued hard-work and professionalism of our team.”

Press Release No 5322

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