Kiernan’s Centra, Drumlish, was presented with the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety certificate by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Centra and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland at the 2012 Centra Quality Awards presentations held in Killarney which was held recently.
The Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety certificate is an independent verification of the highest standards of operational hygiene and food safety in the food sector business.
A total of 346 Centra Stores in the Republic of Ireland have achieved the National Hygiene and Food Safety certificate, demonstrating the huge importance Centra retailers attach to rigorous quality and food safety measures.
Commenting at the awards ceremony, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Centra, said, “The Centra Quality Awards recognise the dedication and commitment of Centra retailers around Ireland, to delivering the highest standards of hygiene, food safety and quality, in all aspects of their business.”
Irene Collins, Managing Director of Excellence Ireland Quality Association, added, “The Hygiene Mark indicates that a business complies with the highest standards of hygiene and food safety within their given industry. Within the Irish Food Sector, the retail market currently dominates the field in terms of food hygiene and quality compliance. Centra has earned a well-deserved reputation, demonstrating the significant importance attached to implementing and maintaining meticulous quality and food safety standards”.