21/05/2018

Maghaberry Prison Kitchen Scoops Top Food Hygiene Rating

Northern Ireland's busiest kitchen has scooped a top food hygiene rating.

Maghaberry Prison, just outside Lisburn, serves on average 3,000 meals daily and is run by Prison Service staff and inmates.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council's environmental services has recently recognised its five-star status.
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Ronnie Armour, Head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS), said: "Maghaberry Prison is working to reduce reoffending by challenging those in our care and supporting them to change.

"This support is often given through opportunities to engage in education and learn new skills, including catering, hygiene and business skills.

"These new skills, and the resultant qualifications, support prisoners to find a new focus in life, and it also helps them to choose a better road when they're released through employment or, indeed, further education."

(CD/LM)

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