It was a night to remember for Kerry Centra stores after four stores were presented with awards at the 2017 Centra Quality Awards, held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney.
For two of the Kerry stores awarded, the expression ‘spring clean’ does not exist in their phrase book, as store hygiene and cleanliness remains a constant on the top of their priority list. For these stores who were presented with the prestigious Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award – Q Mark, accredited by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), it was a culmination of three years of hard work and attention to detail. This coveted supreme prize on the night was bestowed onto retailers nationwide who have gone above and beyond in maintaining the highest standards of food safety, quality, and hygiene over a three-year period. A total of 80 Centra stores across Ireland were in receipt of this impressive award.
Kerry winners of the Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award were:
Ross’s Centra, Ballyduff.
Moriaty’s Centra, Ballyheigue.
In addition to the supreme award, an additional two Kerry stores were presented with the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety Certificate, which is another independent verification of the highest standards of operational hygiene and food safety in the food sector business.
The Kerry stores gleaming with excellence receiving this certificate were:
Whyte’s Centra, Castleisland.
Devlin’s Centra, Cahiriciveen.
Overall there were 176 Centra stores across Ireland in receipt of these prestigious awards, 96 presented the Excellence Ireland National Hygiene and Food Safety Certificate and 80 bestowed with the coveted top prize of Excellence Ireland Supreme National Hygiene Award.