Eight local Centra stores, Roche’s Centra Balla, Cuffe’s Centra Belmullet, Walsh’s Centra Kilmaine, Hennigan’s Centra Ballindine, Sheridan’s Centra Newport, Casey’s Centra Castlebar, Casey’s Centra Ballina, and Campbell’s Centra Killala, scooped the much coveted Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award recently.
The awards were presented by Martin Kelleher, managing director of Centra, and Irene Collins, managing director of Excellence Ireland Quality Association, at the 2015 Centra Quality Awards held in Killarney. The accolade identifies and rewards retailers who have maintained the highest standards of food safety, quality, and hygiene in their stores over a three year period.
A further eight Mayo stores, Murphy’s Centra Ballinrobe, Raftery’s Centra Claremorris, Hoban’s Centra The Quay Westport, O’Hara’s Centra Foxford, Mitchell’s Centra Moygownagh, Hoban’s Centra Westport, Munnelly’s Centra Crossmolina, and Higgins and Keegan Centra Kilkelly, were also presented with the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety Certificate, which is an independent verification of the highest standards of operational hygiene and food safety in the food sector business.
Commenting at the awards, Martin Kelleher, managing director, Centra, said: “Our Mayo retailers should be extremely proud of achieving this award in excellence. It demonstrates the huge importance their management team and staff place on rigorous quality and food safety measures. Centra stores are at the heart of communities, and the awards are a testament to the high standards and commitment delivered by the stores team on a daily basis to provide their shoppers with top class quality food and hygiene standards. We continuously raise the bar in this area which is evident when you walk into any of our 463 Centra stores across the country.”