Tallaght based company wins Food Safety Assurance Awards

Mary Daly Chairperson of the FSPA and Bowen Ormsby, Quality Manager, Le Gourmet Wholefoods Ltd

Le Gourmet Wholefoods, who are based in South City Business Park, was commended for excellent food safety practices at the Food Safety Assurance Awards held in the RDS on Wednesday.

The awards are operated by the Food Safety Professionals Association, the industry organisation for Ireland’s food safety professionals, which is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Le Gourmet Wholefoods has won the Food Safety Awards for its commitment to health and safety of the food offered to its customers.

The award honours the college for its achievement in being recognised as having one of the highest standard of hygiene and food safety in the country.

Hugo Karlsson-Smythe, Managing Director of Le Gourmet Wholefoods was delighted with their win. Speaking after receiving their award he said:

“Le Gourmet Wholefoods Ltd was established in Ireland in 1967 and is a family run business supplying wholesale ingredients to customers throughout Ireland.

“We specialize in dried and ethnic foodstuff of the highest quality and flavour which we import from carefully selected suppliers worldwide.

“Our food safety management system is extremely important in helping us to maintain high standards of food safety and quality.

“It allows our team of six employees to use well defined processes with regular quality checks to deliver safe, high quality ingredients more efficiently. Achieving the FSAA award is a great way for us to show our customers how seriously we take food safety and quality.”

Mary Daly, President, Food Safety Professional Association, said:

“This year was an outstanding one for the Food Safety Assurance Awards in terms of the high standards of quality from all entrants.

“With food services businesses facing more scrutiny than ever, more and more companies strive for excellence, which we are here to recognise today.

“The awards really embody all that is great about Irish food producers, ­and encourage food businesses to reach and maintain high standard of food safety.”