181 COMMERCIAL STREET – Lerwick café Fine Peerie Cakes were recently caught serving “fine muckle tyaikes” by a Trading Standards sting.
The Cooncil have undertaken an extensive “mystery shopper” programme to investigate Lerwick’s premises after an anonymous tip off that many of the capital’s eateries were stocking Whalsay products without a license.
Any Lerwick café wishing to serve “cups of toy” of any variety of “tyaike” must have an approved Whalsay Food Licence© after a successful campaign by Da Bonxie to raise the impoverished island some much needed local funding.
A Trading Standards spokesperson said: “The rules are clear and yet we are still catching offenders. If local businesses want to stock exotic products from Whalsay, they have to go through the stringent food safety and hygiene application form.
“We’ve sentenced the owners of this rule-breaking company to a month on Skerries to teach them a lesson.”