Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world continuously try to improve on food and beverage practices, whether it be preparing food in the kitchens or sourcing ingredients from local farms. On April 20, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney was recognized as the first hotel in Sydney to be awarded ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management System) certification by the International Certification of Management Systems, TQCSI.
The Swiss-based organization is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international food safety standards.
“I am delighted our hotel has received this prestigious award which is a testament to our commitment to the importance of food safety operations,” said Craig Hooley, general manager of the hotel. “I take great pride in our Food and Beverage team’s diligent practices concerning this process, and we will concentrate our efforts on continuing this high standard for our guests.”
Food Safety Management measures the implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as well as compliance with Good Hygiene Practice (GHP) necessary to provide safety and the high quality of food. The organization’s international standards specify the requirements for an organization to have a food safety management system in the food chain, including a food safety management team responsible for the execution of perfect food safety.
In order to implement the practical use of the ISO international standard, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has committed to improvements in its food management system manual to ensure the full and continuous integration of ISO 22000.
Congratulations to Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney for earning this distinction!