School Gets Top Marks For Food Hygiene

school summer 1The Five Islands’ School has gained top marks in the latest round of Council food hygiene inspections.

Since 2010, all Local Authorities are responsible for carrying out unannounced checks of food businesses to ensure that they meet the requirements of food hygiene law.

They assess how food is handled, prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored. And they monitor the cleanliness, layout, lighting and ventilation of the building to gauge whether the food is safe.

The school kitchen was rated 5 out of 5, which means it has ‘very good’ hygiene standards.

The other public sector kitchens visited earlier this year were the Mundesley school boarding house and Park House residential home.

Both scored 3 out of 5 during a visit in February and that is classed as “generally satisfactory.”

Since the scheme started in Scilly, the grades of restaurants, hotels and shops have been generally very good but, like anywhere, Scilly’s results cover the entire range of scores between the high 5 and 0, which requires urgent improvement.

The scores are online but the government advise that they should not be viewed as a guide to food quality.

Food premises could expect a visit up to two times each year but a complaint can bring an inspector at any time.

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