Aberdeen Firm Trailblazers In Award Scheme European Fish Trader Published: 04 December, 2002
THE first to pass a new UK-wide training programme that recognises the need for high hygiene standards in the seafood industry have been presented with their awards.
Forty staff at Cavaghan and Gray in Aberdeen received their joint Seafish and Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) certificates after passing the test which follows the Introductory food hygiene for the seafood industry course.
The certificates were presented by Robert Milne managing director of
Aberdeen Fish Curers’ and Merchants Association Ltd and chairman of the Seafish Fish Processing Training and Standards Advisory Group, and Gillian Mcleod, Seafish quality adviser.
Stuart Cumming, Operations Manager at Cavaghan and Gray said:
“We believe that it’s extremely important that our products are created in a safe and hygienic environment.
“This is why, as well as spending £2 million upgrading our facilities, we have invested in the Introductory food hygiene for the seafood industry training for our staff. We are delighted that our employees are the first in the UK to pass this test.”
Seafish Training Advisor Lee Cooper said: “I congratulate the staff of
Cavaghan and Gray in Aberdeen for doing so well in the course and being the first to pass their examinations. It is fantastic to see companies like Cavaghan and Gray recognising the importance of good hygiene practices in the workplace and showing a real commitment to staff training and development.”