Flash in the Pan of Ballymoney, has joined the fish frying elite from across the UK, by scooping the prestigious Fish and Chip Quality Award.
The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops, runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within the fish and chip trade and enhancing the profile of the industry.
The scheme is a way of rewarding and promoting shops that provide good quality products and high standards of hygiene, as well as friers who show a high level of competence.
To qualify, each shop has to go through an inspection by an NFFF Approved Assessor who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills and most importantly the quality of the cooked product.
This award sets the new benchmark for quality within the industry. It will signal to the consumer that they can buy with confidence where the award is displayed, and it will encourage more outlets to raise their standards.
Proprietor, Ernest Bustard said, “I am really delighted that we have achieved this award as it assures our customers of the quality assurance of our products which we consistently try to maintain. I pay tribute to my committed and dedicated staff who are supportive in my ambition of always providing our customers with the best fish and chips.”
Each Fish and Chip Quality Award is valid for two years and retention is dependent on standards being maintained as validated by NFFF officials and appointed assessors.