A Lancashire care home has been recognised for its outstanding food hygiene standards for the fifth year running.
Riverside Care Centre, which is based in Sawley and is part of Canterbury Care, has been awarded a five star rating by Environmental Health after an unannounced rigorous inspection of its food hygiene standards.
The Environmental Health Officer (EHO) awarded the home the highest achievement due to it demonstrating a ‘high standard of compliance with statutory obligations and industry codes of recommended practice’ and noting that the home ‘conforms to accepted good practices in the trade.’
Located in Sawley, Clitheroe, Riverside Care Centre provides residential care, including dementia care, for up to 40 residents. The home has 40 single bedrooms and four lounge areas, which overlooks its large garden that its residents can enjoy, as well as a conservatory.
Gail Ainsworth, Riverside Care Centre Manager, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded five stars by Environmental Health for the fifth year running. It is incredibly important that we continue to achieve the highest standards of food hygiene and all the members of staff at Riverside Care Centre are dedicated to upholding our excellent standards.”
Susan Jones, who has been a cook at the home for four years, said: “We’re really pleased that Riverside Care Centre has received the highest possible award for its food hygiene. It’s crucial that the best possible standard of food hygiene is maintained in the home to keep our residents healthy and happy.