100 per cent pass rate in Quality Award

January 1st 2014

Frankie’s Fish and Chip Café and Takeaway, the most northerly fish and chip shop in the UK, has maintained its place among the UK’s top fish and chip shops by once again scooping the prestigious Fish and Chip Quality Award. It is the first and only shop in Shetland to receive this award.

Manager of Frankie’s, John Gold, was delighted to have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the Quality Award. This highlights the hard work and commitment which is involved by all staff and management in reaching this high standard.

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 looks at 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. Frankie’s has proven that it consistently serves some the UK’s finest 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.