Varadkar Presents NHP Student of the Year Award

Left to Right: Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, Joelene Minogue, Winner of the NHP Student of the Year from AIT and Clodagh Fitzgerald, Chairperson NHP.

Left to Right: Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, Joelene Minogue, Winner of the NHP Student of the Year from AIT and Clodagh Fitzgerald, Chairperson NHP.

The National Hygiene Partnership (NHP) marked its 20th anniversary by launching the inaugural NHP Student of the Year Awards. This perpetual award, sponsored by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, celebrates the achievements of students who have excelled in The NHP’s Management of Food Safety programme.
The National Hygiene Partnership is a not for profit organisation and was formed in 1995 to provide effective training for personnel working in the hospitality sector. The NHP develop standards and food safety management training courses that meet the requirements of the EU Directive on food hygiene published in 1993. This Directive was replaced in 2004 by Regulation (EC) No 852/2004.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: “The National Hygiene Partnership has played a crucial role over the past 20 years in raising standards for food safety and hygiene. Our food industry is now worth €24 billion and employs 230,000 people. We can grow this sector further by keeping the strong focus on food standards.”
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: “The National Hygiene Partnership has played a crucial role over the past 20 years in raising standards for food safety and hygiene. Our food industry is now worth €24 billion and employs 230,000 people. We can grow this sector further by keeping the strong focus on food standards.”
Clodagh Fitzgerald, Chair of the National Hygiene Partnership said, “Continuous training of personnel is crucial for the hospitality sector and since 1995 we have trained over 9,500 managers and supervisors to EU food safety standards. We will continue to develop food safety programmes and ensure that they are promoted within the Irish Food Industry. We are delighted that Minister Varadkar will be presenting our Student of the Year Award.”