5-Star food hygiene achievement for the Jenkins Bakery!
The Jenkins Bakery is celebrating a clean sweep of 5-Star food hygiene certificates at all of the firm’s outlets.The Llanelli-based firm has 29 shops across South Wales.
And they have all received the top rating after visits by food hygiene inspectors.
“By any standards, it is quite an achievement,” said David Jenkins, Commercial Director at the Llanelli-based business.
“The inspectors arrive unannounced, which is no problem at all for us as we aim to always be at the top of our game as far as food hygiene is concerned.
“We have stores across a number of local authority areas, so it is another feather in our cap that we have been able to meet any specific ‘local’ tests from inspectors.
“Of course, the hard work is put in by our staff. They deserve a great deal of praise for always making sure food hygiene is a priority for us.
“Our company history dates back to 1921. We have a proud tradition and reputation as a company and building on that reputation is important to us. The confidence of our customers is very important to us. The customer is king in this business.
“The award of 5-Star food hygiene certificates across the board in our shops is wonderful news and something we can take great pride in.”
The Jenkins bakery employs 300 people, full and part-time, across 29 different stores in South Wales.
The company has the Gold Standard Welsh Food Hygiene Award and the Investors in People award.
The business employs 70 people at its Trostre HQ, while the Jenkins shop network stretches from Carmarthen to Bridgend. There are 14 shops in Carmarthenshire and even one as far afield as Powys.
In recent months, the company has opened new shops in Porthcawl and Briton Ferry.
The company was runner-up in the Swansea Bay Business Life South Wales Evening Post Business of the Year competition this year.
You can find your nearest Jenkins Bakery shop on the following website link -
Twitter - @JenkinsBakery
Indoor top: At the Jenkins Bakery Eastgate shop in Llanelli - Jaime Belshaw, shop assistant, John Gravell, technical manager, Fiona Snook, satellite shop manager, John Birch, retail manager, Keire Macalinden, assistant manager.
Outdoor: At the Jenkins Bakery Eastgate shop in Llanelli - Keire Macalinden, assistant manager, John Gravell, technical manager, Fiona Snook, satellite shop manager, John Birch, retail manager, Jaime Belshaw, shop assistant.
About the food hygiene scheme
The food hygiene scheme helps people choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets and food shops.
The scheme is run by local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.
Each business is given a ‘hygiene rating’ when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the local authority. The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law.
When you eat out or shop for food, you might see a sticker in the window or on the door, or a certificate on display, showing you the hygiene rating for that business. Businesses are encouraged to display these stickers and certificates at their premises in a place where you can easily see them when you visit.
If you’re planning to eat out or buy food, you can search this website to find out if the scheme is run in your area. You can only search for hygiene ratings of businesses in areas where the scheme is run.