Scilly ranked second in list of UK’s safest places for food hygiene

Which? Magazine has ranked the Isles of Scilly as the second best location for food hygiene in the country

The Council's Environmental Health team have been working with local food businesses to help them achieve high food hygiene standards in recent years and are justifiably proud of the efforts made by business owners. In response to the Food Article in the Which Report, the Environmental Health team said:

'In these difficult and unprecedented times, positive news is so welcome. We are happy to announce that the recent ‘Which?’ Report ‘We reveal the best and worst places for Food Hygiene,’ quotes the  Isles of Scilly along with our colleagues at Mid Devon, as one of the safest places to eat in England, second only to Gloucester City Council. This news provides a much needed boost to our island community as we continue to lockdown under government restrictions. In looking to the future, the Isles of Scilly will be recognised as delivering high quality food services and this is something to be extremely proud of.'  

Environmental Health will continue to support and advise all takeaway and food delivery businesses which remain operational across all five islands and are ready to assist in the set up and return of food businesses that have been forced to close, when such time has been determined. The team would like to thank all food businesses for their welcome and cooperation in the process of reaching the highest standards.'

Lead Member for Place, Councillor Steve Sims, also welcomed the news: ‘this is particularly welcome news as we look ahead to the recovery of tourism on the islands. As Lead Member for Place, I would like to thank the Council’s Environmental Health team for working hard to support food businesses and help them achieve this impressive outcome and, of course, the businesses themselves who have really done us proud.’

Publishing date: 
Tuesday, 28 April, 2020