East Ayrshire sheltered housing development scoops Eat Safe Award

Staff at a Bield very sheltered housing development in East Ayrshire are celebrating success after scooping a top food and hygiene accolade.

Menzies Court in Cumnock was awarded an Eat Safe Award on January 25 for exceptional standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety.

The award was presented to members of staff at the development by local councillor and cabinet member for older people and community safety, Jim McMahon, with the environmental health officer also in attendance.

Speaking of the development’s success, Marie Reid, manager of Menzies Court, said: “We had a routine visit from the Environmental Health Inspector who was very happy with the standards of the kitchen, food preparation and our paperwork. She kindly put us forward for the award.

“Our team at Menzies Court work extremely had to deliver the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, so the award has been a great wee boost for staff in the development.”

Menzies Court, designed to offer safe and secure accommodation for people aged 60 and over living with dementia, has 11 studio flats and offers a daily meals service, including three course lunch and two course dinner options.

The development is one of only eight food providers with an Eat Safe Award in East Ayrshire. The Eat Safe Award recognises businesses who have not only met the correct standards required by law, but have gone above and beyond the recommended legal requirements for food premises.

Bield’s residents can be confident that meals are prepared to an excellent standard of hygiene by qualified staff and their food safety is being closely monitored by the correct administrative processes.

Bield’s goal is to ensure that tenants and residents are able to live the life they want – a promise which can be achieved by dedicated and experienced staff.