The popular on-line news site Belfast Live, owned by the Trinity Mirror Group, yesterday published an article listing 11 supermarkets throughout Northern Ireland that had scored a Food Hygiene Rating of 2 or less.
In this list, Milltown Spar in Ballymoney was reported as having scored a rating of 2, however upon inspection this information proved to be false as the store in fact has a 5 Star rating, the highest awarded by the Food Standards Agency.
In a statement given to Causeway Coast Community, the Manager of Milltown Spar said the following: “Following the recent article in Belfast Live , we would like to inform you this information was totally incorrect. Milltown Service Station has a 5 star food hygiene rating.”
“We are currently investigating the source of this information. We would like to insure all our customers that we have a 5 star food hygiene rating and all our Deli staff have the appropriate food hygiene certificates.”