Belfield’s in Burnley has earned its place among the top fish and chip shops in the UK by gaining the prestigious NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award.
The National Federation of Fish Friers is the trade body representing the nation’s fish and chip shops, and it runs the scheme to raise standards within the fish and chip trade and enhance the industry’s profile.
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.
Lynda Fielding, co-owner of the shop, was delighted. She said: “We are proud to achieve the prestigious NFFF Quality Award which shows our customers that Belfield’s is one of the best fish and chip shops in the country. Our small chippy has received many awards in the past 25 years and the latest accolade is a testament to the passion and effort we put in to maintain the highest standards possible.”
This award sets the new benchmark for quality within the industry and it signals to the customer they can buy with confidence where the award is displayed, encouraging more outlets to raise their standards.
Each NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award is valid for two years and retention is dependent on standards being maintained as validated by NFFF officials and appointed assessors. Belfield’s has rightfully proven it consistently serves some of the UK’s finest fish and chips.