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Fish and chip shop Victoria Fish Bar celebrates netting national award

PUBLISHED: 10:48 22 January 2019

Victoria Fish Bar owner Eyyup Dincer (centre) recieved the Diss fish and chip shop's NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award. Picture: Victoria Fish Bar

Victoria Fish Bar owner Eyyup Dincer (centre) recieved the Diss fish and chip shop's NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award. Picture: Victoria Fish Bar

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A Diss fish and chip shop is frying high after being awarded a prestigious award.

Victoria Fish Bar has reeled a Fish and Chip Quality Award, which is given to fish and chip outlets that serve the highest quality fish and chips.

The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops, runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within the fish and chip trade and enhancing the profile of the industry.

Currently around 225 fish and chip outlets across the country have been recognised with the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award.

The long-standing Diss chip shop on Victoria Road has been named among just a select few across East Anglia to have been included.

Business owner Eyyup Dincer said: “We are delighted to have achieved this prestigious award. It is something to be proud of and proves we are doing things right.”

Its double delight for Diss too as the Diss Fish Kitchen in the Market Place retains its recognition having been awarded a NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award in 2017.

To qualify, each shop has to go through an inspection by an NFFF Approved Assessor who assesses presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills and most importantly the quality of the cooked product.

Each Fish and Chip Quality Award is valid for two years is dependent on standards being maintained as validated by NFFF officials and appointed assessors.

NFFF President Gregg Howard explained: “Food safety is a key area that we examine together with other key aspects of the business.”

Others recognised in Norfolk include Lucy’s Fish & Chips at stall 61 on Norwich Market; French’s Fish Shop and Platten’s Fish and Chips, both on The Quayside, Wells-Next-The-Sea; My Plaice Fish & Chips in Gorleston; and Park Chippy in Cromer.

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