Major food safety quality milestone for Galway University Hospital and ARAMARK Healthcare
Galway University Hospital and Ireland’s leading managed services and catering company, ARAMARK Healthcare have achieved a major quality milestone marking GUH’s unparalleled commitment to meticulous food safety management on behalf of its patients, staff and visitors to the hospital.
ARAMARK Healthcare’s food safety management procedures at GUH are among the very first in Europe to receive the flagship ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems Standard. The award is a signal to all hospital users of the high standards of quality, hygiene and food preparation which are in place at GUH.
Rigorous auditing of systems in the ARAMARK Healthcare facilities on site at GUH was conducted by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) resulting in the prestigious accreditation. ARAMARK Healthcare practices strict compliance with international standards for food safety management at all of its operations.
Pat Commins, Deputy General Manager of GUH said, “Achieving the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems Standard is testament to the dedication of the ARAMARK Healthcare team with whom we’ve enjoyed an extremely successful 12 years here at Galway University Hospital. Hospital users have an assurance that the food preparation systems here are award winning, I commend all the ARAMARK Healthcare staff for their efforts.”
ARAMARK Healthcare ensure that staff apply strict regulations in the preparation of meals at GUH and encourage a culture of excellence in food preparation at their facilities across the country. This is reflected in the additional awards ARAMARK has gained including the ISO 9001 – Quality Management System in 2006 and re awarded until 2009, the Excellence Ireland Hygiene Mark, FÁS excellence through people and Happy Heart Awards.