19 food facilities awarded ‘Food Safety Assurance Accreditation’
Each of the 19 recipents' premises has undergone rigorous independent auditing against Irish Food Safety Standards
16 February 2023
A total of 19 food facilities and businesses in Ireland across many sectors have been awarded Food Safety Assurance Accreditation.
Each recipents’ premises has undergone rigorous independent auditing against Irish Food Safety Standards, underpinned by legislation, and achieved excellence in hygiene.
The scheme is managed by the Food Safety Professionals Association, an organisation working to maintain and improve standards of food safety advice, training and education opportunities in the Irish food industry.
The 19 facilities can now proudly display their accreditation to the public and their customers, letting them know they can have full confidence in their food safety and hygiene protocols.
Accreditation certificates will be officially awarded to the following 19 recipients at a ceremony at Dublin’s Airfield Estate in Dundrum, on 22 February:
- Carambola Kidz, Limerick
- Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street – Catering & Household Department, Dublin
- Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street – Special Feeds Unit, Dublin
- Clontarf Hospital (The Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland) – Catering Department, Dublin
- Galanta Foods Ltd., Dublin
- Kelly Bros Meats Ltd, Clondalkin, Dublin
- Mora Foods Ltd and The Innovative Dough Company by Mora Foods Ltd, Dublin (2 companies)
- MTU Cork – Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Co. Cork
- National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin
- National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
- O’Donnell’s Bakery, Lahey, Co. Donegal
- Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
- South Tipperary Health Service Catering Department, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
- St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown and Raheny, Dublin (2 sites)
- St James Hospital, Dublin
- The Q Café at St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin and St Edmundsbury’s in Lucan (2 sites)
“Ireland is renowned globally for top quality food products, and ensuring that food safety and hygiene standards are of the highest calibre across all sectors is at the very heart of what our organisation does,” said Lorraine Oman, chair of the Food Safety Professionals Association.
“Our Food Safety Assurance Accreditation scheme, which is voluntary for businesses, is an extremely important initiative as it demonstrates that a business is working consistently to adhere to the highest possible statutory and regulatory standards,” she added.
“Through team work and commitment, the 2023 recipients have worked diligently to ensure they met the requirements necessary tousinesses in the food sector to engage in this initiative.”
Established in 2007, the Food Safety Professionals Association is a quality assured organisation and holds ‘ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System’, an accreditation internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard.