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Jamie Oliver’s Food Centre Shut for the “welfare of staff and the public”

Ouch!

According to London press, Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food centre has been temporarily shut down for the “welfare of staff and the public”.

The TV chef opened the flagship Rotherham centre in 2008 as part of a television series of the same name.

It provides regular cooking workshops and also has a cafe.

The local authority said the closure followed health and safety concerns raised by the staff and their trade union.

“There are no issues relating to the safety or quality of the food produced and sold,” a spokesman for Rotherham Borough Council said.

“Five years after the Ministry of Food launched in Rotherham, it is appropriate that this assessment takes place to ensure the service continues to meet its main objectives of encouraging local people to cook and eat healthy food and providing training activities in local communities.”

Say, what is a “Centre?”