Following a recent visit from Gravesham Borough Council on 4 July 2019, ellenor hospice has been awarded the highest possible rating for the safety, quality and hygiene standards of its food catering services at ellenor hospice, Coldharbour Road, Gravesend. Ever since the Environmental Health department introduced this scheme in 2011, Kent charity ellenor has consistently held a rating of 5 since the scheme was introduced.

ellenor Catering team Daniel Parzefall Karen Jackson Amy Gowland

Under the Food Safety Act 1990, environmental health inspectors are required to inspect food premises according to the Food Standards Agency Code of Practice. The rating goes from zero to five. The five rating credits food businesses that achieve very good food hygiene standards.

Daniel Parzefall, Catering Manager says: “We are thrilled to maintain our 5 star food hygiene rating once again. This inspection demonstrates the hard work and commitment that the catering team undertakes in ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality of catering provision, hygiene and safety, prioritising patients individual dietary needs and personal preferences. 

I feel very proud of my team knowing that we all together understand the importance of following Food Standards Agency guidelines and regulations. People can feel rest assured knowing we go to great lengths to ensure that all food is stored, cooked and served in a hygienic way in compliance with all food safety regulations and best practice”. 

ellenor Gravesend is a hospice that offers specialist palliative care, advice and clinical support to families facing life limiting and life threatening conditions.

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