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High school canteen rises to the 5 star challenge

30 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Blackburn High School, with its canteen achieving for Council’s monthly 5 Star Food Safety Focus.

Whitehorse Councillor Denise Massoud said the canteen received the accolade after achieving outstanding standards in food hygiene and safety in their annual Food Hygiene Assessment.

“This is the fifth year that the canteen has received five stars and the fourth year that they have received a perfect score of 100 per cent,” Cr Massoud said.

“Students at Blackburn High School are very lucky to have such a dedicated and talented canteen team, with the canteen managers both qualified chefs. It takes commitment and ongoing training to gain the top rating in the Food Hygiene Assessment, and the school has consistently been rewarded for its hard work.”

Blackburn High School has a healthy eating policy and students are encouraged to make healthy eating choices. The school is located at 58-62 Springvale Road, Blackburn.
The canteen is now in the running to win the Whitehorse Food Premises of the Year Award.

The 5 star rating system celebrates 20 years this year. In that time it has reduced food safety risks and improved performance of food businesses throughout the City of Whitehorse.

Food businesses that achieve a 5 star rating are promoted in Council publications and listed in an annual booklet. They also become eligible for the prestigious Food Premises of the Year Award.

To find out which businesses have a 5 star rating, go to Council’s eHealth Portal at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ehealth.html

The guide covers local restaurants, cafes, take-away food shops, bakeries, delicatessens, hotels, hospitals and aged and child care facilities.

For more details on the assessment system, phone Environmental Health on 9262 6197.

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