Offaly stores receive hygiene awards

Buckley’s Supervalu, Birr was presented with the Supreme National Hygiene and Food Safety Award by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland at the 2012 SuperValu Quality Awards ceremony held in Killarney.

Buckley’s Supervalu, Birr was presented with the Supreme National Hygiene and Food Safety Award by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland at the 2012 SuperValu Quality Awards ceremony held in Killarney.

The Supreme Hygiene Award identifies and rewards retailers that have performed to a consistently high level over a three year period. Year-on-year these entrepreneurial food retailers continue to push out the boundaries of excellence with a total of 120 SuperValu stores receiving the Supreme Hygiene Award in 2012.

Another Offaly store, Flynn’s SuperValu, Banagher was also presented the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety certificate, which is independent verification of the highest standards of operational hygiene and food safety in the food sector business.

A total of 189 SuperValu Stores in the Republic of Ireland have achieved the National Hygiene and Food Safety certificate, demonstrating SuperValu’s ongoing commitment to rigorous quality measures and the highest levels of hygiene.

Martin Kelleher, Managing Director SuperValu, said, “SuperValu stores continue to push out the boundaries of excellence on a daily basis. The brand is committed to meeting and exceeding the highest standards of food safety.

“Quality is at the heart of everything we do and the number of SuperValu stores that have achieved an EIQA Award is a testament to this. The hygiene ethos is embedded in daily standards and is maintained throughout our food chain, from production right through to the supermarket shelf.”