Westgate Primary School in Warwick has received a five star food hygiene rating – the highest rating possible – from the Food Standards Agency.
The school’s catering premises, which are run by Midlands-based school caterers, Educaterers, were inspected by food safety officers and rated ‘very good’ across the board.
Hygienic food handling, cleanliness and the condition of the facilities and building, and the management of food safety all received the top marks from the Food Standards Agency.
Westgate Primary is the latest school that receives a school meal service from Educaterers to achieve five out of five stars, with over 85% of Educaterers’ schools having the very highest rating.
School catering services are checked for their hygienic handling of food, including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage, and the cleanliness and condition of their facilities and buildings, including having an appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control, to enable good food hygiene.
Inspectors also make sure that systems or checks in place to ensure that food served is safe to eat, look for evidence that staff know about food safety, and that standards will be maintained in future.
Educaterers provide over 120,000 school meals every week to over 200 schools across Warwickshire, Birmingham and Oxfordshire.