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Posted on 19 May 2015

“Buy One, Give One Free” community café cleans up with first Food Hygiene Inspection

Oldham’s new community café, Bean Good, has been given a clean bill of health, after it passed its first Food Hygiene Inspection with flying colours.

Opened in April, Bean Good is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides fresh food and hot drinks in return for a donation which goes towards feeding homeless people or helping train people in recovery.

After recently undergoing a thorough Food Hygiene Inspection by Oldham Council’s Environmental Health department, the café has received a fantastic overall Food Hygiene Rating of ‘5’ – the highest rating available.

To achieve this, Bean Good also received a ‘5’ for each of the three required categories:

  • Compliance with food hygiene and safety procedures
  • Compliance with structural requirements
  • Confidence in management/control procedures.
 Jill Webster, Care and New Business Manager, said:
“The excellent food hygiene rating is testimony to the hard work all the staff and volunteers have done over the last few months in getting the coffee shop ready for opening, and shows the standard of service we have set for our community café.”

Bean Good is situated in Acorn Recovery Projects’ Brunswick House offices on Union Street, Oldham, and offers a unique ‘Buy One, Give One Free’ concept.

When a customer purchases a coffee or a meal, they are given a token, which they can then pass on to someone else to exchange for a completely free drink or meal.

The café was opened by Acorn Recovery Projects, who provide a range of innovative drug and alcohol rehabilitation services across the North West.

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