Friday 4 October 2013
During the summer vacation, catering facilities at the Mile End campus run by Catering & Hospitality QM – the universities internally operated catering and hospitality service – received visits from the local environmental health team to assess their standards under the ‘National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’, with The Curve, Mucci’s and the SCR Café all achieving a 5* grading.
The 5* gradings reflect that the outlets operate with a ‘Very Good’ level of hygiene. As part of the inspection, the assessor looked at how food is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored; the structure of the buildings – cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland helps consumers choose where to eat out or shop by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, cafes, takeaways, hotels and food shops. Outlets are graded from 1 to 5 stars and the results are published online.
Graham Brundle, Head of Catering comments ‘It is great to receive 5* ratings across all of the Catering and Hospitality QM run outlets, this reflects the continued efforts of my team to ensure food is sourced, prepared and served transparently and ethically.’’
The 5* ratings come on the back of recent success in securing a bronze level ‘Food for Life’- Catering Mark from the Soil Association around sourcing from suppliers who meet appropriate safety standards amongst other items.
For further information regarding Catering & Hospitality QM visit www.catering.qmul.ac.uk