Ten SuperValu and Centra retailers recognised for commitment to food safety

The winners celebrating their success at the 2023 Musgrave Retail Food Safety Awards

Programme recognises Musgrave retailers who have shown ongoing commitment, and consistently high standards of leadership in food safety



7 July 2023

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Representatives from SuperValu and Centra stores across Ireland are celebrating success after the Musgrave Food Safety Awards, held at the Killashee Hotel in Naas.

Musgrave has the largest store network in the country with food safety as a key priority. The Musgrave Food Safety Standard and Independent Audit Programme provides the basis for maintaining safe food for all SuperValu and Centra customers every day.    

Five SuperValu stores and five Centra stores were recognised at the awards for their outstanding commitment to excellence in food safety.

The awards recognise Musgrave retailers who have shown ongoing commitment, and consistently high standards of leadership in food safety.

Global assurance provider Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) completed a series of store audits to measure performance against the Musgrave Retail Food Safety Standard. The results of these audits were used to carefully choose the winners of this year’s awards.

The winners of the ‘Exceptional Performance in Food Safety’ awards were:

  • SuperValu Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
  • SuperValu Ballincollig, Cork
  • SuperValu Charlesland, Co. Wicklow
  • Centra North King Street, Dublin
  • Centra Batterstown, Co. Meath
  • Centra Toomevara, Co. Tipperary

The winners of the ‘Continuous Improvement in Food Safety’ awards were:

  • SuperValu Deansgrange, Co. Dublin
  • SuperValu Clane, Co. Kildare
  • Centra Forster Street, Galway
  • Centra Ballinagh, Co. Cavan

“We are delighted to recognise these retailers for their efforts in food safety,” said Ian Allen, managing director of SuperValu and Centra.

“We think it is important to recognise exemplars of excellence in this area, which is vital to everything we do at SuperValu and Centra,” he continued. “We want to thank the store owners, managers, and staff for their ongoing hard work and dedication to food safety. The Musgrave Food Safety Standards, and the audit process carried out by LRQA, require an exceptional level of performance and it is a credit to the ten stores involved that they have achieved these excellent results.”

“The award recipients have demonstrated high standards and exemplary commitment to the Musgrave Retail Food Safety programme,” added Ray Bowe, director of Food Safety & Quality, Musgrave Group.

“The programme and these awards, inspire a strong culture of continuing food safety excellence and ensure the food enjoyed by their customers is always safe. These retailers have shown consistent diligence in their approach to retail food safety standards. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each of them on their achievement,” Bowe said.



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