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Stocks Hall Nursing & Care celebrates perfect food hygiene rating

August 2019 ASH 5 star food hygiene 5

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group is celebrating after its home in Nelson, Lancashire, was awarded a five star food hygiene rating for 2019.

This is the highest food hygiene rating award possible and was awarded after a food safety officer from the local authority turned up unannounced at the kitchens of Andrew Smith Home.

Three key elements were checked at the inspection: how hygienically the food is handled, prepared, cooked, reheated, cooled and stored; physical condition of the premises including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, pest control and other facilities; and how the business, manages ways of keeping food safe, looking at processes, training and systems to ensure good hygiene is maintained.

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Vicky James, the head chef at Andrew Smith House said she was delighted by the achievement.

“It is very reassuring to know we complete everything to a very high standard and we comply with all of the standards expected of us, this is such good news for everyone,” she added.

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group operates six care homes in Lancashire and Merseyside.

Sarah Clarke

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