The teams from 10 Centra stores in Westmeath were celebrating after they were honoured at the 2018 Centra Quality Awards for excellence in the fields of hygiene and food safety within their businesses.
At the event in the Malton Hotel, Killarney, the Excellence Ireland Quality Association awarded a carefully-selected group of five Westmeath Centra stores with the Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award – Q Mark.
Each successful Centra store was chosen as a result of their ongoing hard work and dedication in these areas over the last three years, having displayed a clear awareness of the importance of providing the best service for their customers, as well as ensuring that quality, hygiene and food safety are continually prioritised by their team of staff.
The five Westmeath winners of the Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award were:
• McCarthy’s Centra, Kilbeggan
• O’Brien’s Centra, Mullingar
• Baker’s Centra, Robinstown
• Kilmartin’s Centra, Athlone
• Spollen’s Centra, Glasson.
A further five Westmeath Centra stores were recognised during the event for their commitment to health and safety.
These businesses received with the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety Certificate.
The five stores that proudly accepted an Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety Certificate were:
• Ard Services Centra, Mullingar
• Buckley’s Centra, Mullingar
• McLoughlin’s Centra, Tyrrellpass
• Croughan’s Centra, Athlone
• McInerney’s Centra, Athlone.
Martin Kelleher, MD of Centra Ireland, said: “Each and every one of the stores that have been awarded should be proud of their achievement, which is a direct result of their consistent input into ensuring their food service meets – and even exceeds – the incredibly high standards put in place by Excellence Ireland.”