Hotel & Catering Review – Interview with Denis Tucker

April 9th, 2010
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What is the National Hygiene Partnership?
The National Hygiene Partnership was set up in 1995 in response to new EU Directives on food safety. The question at the time in the industry was ‘who is going to provide all the training needed to be compliant with the law?’ The EHOs didn’t have the resources. After a difficult conception it started to work really well. Our partners include Failte Ireland, the Irish Hospitality Institute, Excellence Ireland, the Environmental Health Officers Association and the Nationa…

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Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards – In House Catering

October 29th, 2009
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A long with the coveted Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for In House Caterers, sponsored by the National Hygiene Partnership, the Sodexo team at PayPal in Blanchardstown also get the award for the most excited winners at this year’s Gold Medal Awards….

Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards – Institutional Catering

October 29th, 2009
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The Aramark Healthcare team were marking the end of their first year at Mount Carmel Hospital when they scooped the coveted Gold Medal Award for Institutional Caterers, sponsored by the National Hygiene Partnership last month.

While great news for the 50 Aramark staff on the Dublin site, it was also a bonus for the company which has recorded back-to-back wins in this category, collecting the Award last year for its operation in University Hospital.

The Aramark Healthcare team were marking the end of their first year at Mount Carmel Hospital when they scooped the coveted Gold Medal Award for Institutional Caterers, sponsored by the National Hygiene Partnership last month. While great news for the 50 Aramark staff on the Dublin site, it was also a bonus for the company which has recorded back-to-back wins in this category, collecting the Award last year for its operation in University Hospital

EU Commissioner launches Food Safety initiative for Irish workers – in Eleven Languages

November 1st, 2001

The difficult job of safeguarding Irish food is being eased by a national strategy to train 10,000 food workers each year in safe practices – using eleven languages. Through the National Hygiene Partnership, the body behind the strategy and national provider of hygiene training, food workers and managers are being trained to meet the stringent EU legislation on food safety. Courses and training materials can now be accessed through the Partnership’s new web-site which was launched today by the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Mr. David Byrne. Read more…

National Hygiene Partnership publishes guide for food handlers in foreign languages

April 20th, 2000

The National Hygiene Partnership has published an updated guide for food handlers, Hygiene Matters. In a new initiative to help employers in the food industry overcome language difficulties, Hygiene Matters is published in Spanish as well as in English. Translation into French, Oriental and Eastern European languages is underway to coincide with the large number of non English-speaking staff now working in the industry who need food safety training. The food service sector experiences high staff turnover and in many instances, low levels of training or professional qualification.

The guide looks at all aspects of food safety in the food service sector: bacteria – what they are and how to control their spread, high-risk foods, personal hygiene and pest control. It sets out, in a non-legal manner, the rules that need to be followed in order to minimise the risk of food poisoning Read more…

The National Hygiene Partnership is the trading name for a Partnership of Government Agencies and Industry Representatives Bodies which was established for the purpose of developing , promoting and coordinating a range of food safety training initiatives for the Irish Food Sectors. The NHP is registered for VAT in Ireland, Registration number 9535893H and the business address is Abbey Court, Block B. Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.