SLTN Catering Awards 2006 - Food Safety Award

Prestonfield House on the 1st June played host to the third annual SLTN (Scottish Licence Trade News) Catering Awards dinner– regarded by many as the Scottish hospitality “Oscars”.

Heritage Portfolio were delighted to receive the award for “Food Safety Management”. Mark Miller, Executive Director of Heritage Portfolio says “It is wonderful to receive an award for what is often seen as a “hidden” part of the business. We work hard and invest heavily in our Food Safety Systems and receiving recognition for this helps us demonstrate our overall level of expertise in the field of catering”

The judges were looking for a company who could demonstrate:

• Real commitment to food safety and a well-organised and well-understood systems designed to deliver food safety
• Documented food safety management systems based on HACCP principles while demonstrating proper consideration of all hazards and appropriate practical control measures tailored to the circumstances of the business and underpinned by comprehensive staff training and record keeping 
• Clear evidence of senior managerial and staff involvement in understanding of and commitment to food safety 
• A clear customer focus on food safety which would include getting customer feedback and promoting consumer confidence 
• Positive action to protect vulnerable groups including allergy sufferers and those with food intolerances