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Hotels views on the theme of the year “Food Standards Save Lives” – World Food Safety Day

Theme for this year is “Food Standards Save Lives”. Let’s see what are views on the theme from different Hotel Properties. Radisson Blu, Kaushambi Consumers around the world access to safe and nutritious food is an essential

Theme for this year is “Food Standards Save Lives”. Let’s see what are views on the theme from different Hotel Properties.

Radisson Blu, Kaushambi

Consumers around the world access to safe and nutritious food is an essential requirement for maintaining overall health and well-being. Food safety standards is a scientific discipline describing the handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.

Food safety standards is important as it helps to protect consumer from the risk of food borne illnesses. It also helps to prevent consumers from risks of health –related conditions such as allergy and even death.

Food safety standards ensured food establishments involved in the processing of food by following the guidelines provided by local as well as international food safety directives.

Obtaining food certifications and maintaining certified management systems are important to assure quality and safety. The results also show that 88% consumers in developed countries are more likely to purchase a food product with labels that clearly state that they have met or exceeded applicable food safety standard and they are also willing to pay an average of 15% more for products verified by a credible and independent certification body.

Food borne illnesses are a burden on public health and contribute significantly to the cost of health care. Therefore, understanding and fulfilling food safety requirements is a very significant activity for food industries.

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Prioritizing the Highest Standards of Food Safety: A Commitment to Quality, Traceability, and Transparency

In a world where foodborne illnesses and contamination scandals make headlines way too often, it is essential to prioritize the highest standards of food safety, especially when it comes to the hospitality industry.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of patrons, while also upholding the highest culinary standards is of critical importance. By placing an unwavering focus on quality, traceability, and transparency throughout the food supply chain, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach goes above and beyond to ensure that their guests can enjoy meals without worrying about potential health risks.

Speaking about the Food safety standards followed by the property, Chef Jerson Fernandes, Director of Culinary, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach says, “Food safety is not just a regulatory obligation; it is a moral responsibility. As a chef, my topmost priority is to ensure that the food we serve is of the highest quality and prepared in a safe environment. This begins with selecting trusted suppliers who adhere to rigorous safety standards and prioritize the welfare of their ingredients. From farm to fork, we leave no stone unturned in maintaining the integrity and safety of our culinary creations.”

Emphasizing the significance of food safety in the overall operations. Manmeet Singh, Director of Operations, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach states, “At Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, we consider food safety as the foundation of our business. We have implemented comprehensive safety protocols that encompass every step of the supply chain, from receiving ingredients to storing, preparing, and serving our dishes. Transparency is key, as we believe our guests have the right to know the origin and journey of the food they consume. By prioritizing food safety, we not only safeguard our customers’ health but also build trust and long-lasting relationships.”

Adding further, Manmeet Singh, Director of Operations, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach stresses on how the property safeguards the integrity of their offerings by following the below stringent food safety protocols:

1. Uncompromising Commitment to Quality:

At Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, maintaining impeccable quality is a non-negotiable principle. From selecting suppliers to the final presentation of a dish, every step is carefully scrutinized to uphold the highest standards. The property’s dedication to quality means that only the freshest, safest, and most sustainable ingredients find their way onto the plates of their

customers. By prioritizing quality, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach ensures a memorable dining experience while mitigating the risk of foodborne illnesses.

2. Tracing the Journey: A Transparent Supply Chain:

One of the most distinguishing features of Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach’s food safety standards is its commitment to traceability. By closely monitoring and documenting the journey of ingredients from farm to fork, we provide full transparency to our customers. In an age where consumers are increasingly conscious of where their food comes from, this level of traceability helps build trust and fosters a deeper connection between patrons and the establishment. Customers can have peace of mind knowing that the food they are enjoying has undergone rigorous scrutiny and is sourced from reputable suppliers.

3. Stringent Safety Protocols: Setting the Bar High:

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach sets the bar high when it comes to safety protocols. Our comprehensive measures leave no room for error, ensuring that every aspect of food handling, storage, preparation, and serving adheres to the strictest safety guidelines. Staff members undergo rigorous training programs to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a safe environment. By upholding these protocols, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach not only protects its customers from potential harm but also creates a culture of food safety that resonates throughout the establishment.

4. Partnerships Built on Trust:

A crucial element of Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach’s success lies in its partnerships with trusted suppliers. The property meticulously selects suppliers who share their unwavering commitment to food safety. Through careful vetting, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach ensures that suppliers meet stringent quality and safety standards, thereby minimizing the risk of introducing contaminated or subpar ingredients into their culinary creations. By forging these partnerships, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach sets a precedent for the industry, inspiring others to prioritize the importance of trusted supplier relationships in maintaining food safety.

In a world where food safety is of paramount importance, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, by upholding stringent safety protocols, selecting trusted suppliers, and embracing transparency, aims to set a benchmark for the entire hospitality industry.

Feathers Chennai

Feathers – A Radha Hotel, Chennai recognizes the paramount importance of providing guests with high-quality and safe food. As an establishment dedicated to excellence, we have implemented stringent measures to ensure food safety, earning the trust and satisfaction of our esteemed guests.

Feathers’ Executive Chef Prem’s credo for hygiene in all aspects of food safety is neatly summarized in his own words, “The primary goal of food safety is to safeguard the health and well-being of guests. Right sourcing and quality of ingredients used is the first step for maintaining food safety standards. Let us take our Native Thamizh cuisine restaurant, Sangamithirai. We use fresh country chicken and eggs, same day seafood catch, and our dairy products, goat meat and vegetables come fresh directly from various free-range farms. In the kitchen we use hand pounded fresh masalas which are preservative free, rock salt, natural binding agents and all the orders are cooked fresh in front of our guests at our interactive kitchen.”

General Manager, Sriram S adds, “Right from our rigorous supplier selection to food handling & storage with regular inspections and audits, we are committed to excellence in food safety standards.

Take care of your food and it will take care of your health. Nutritional food plays a vital role in ensuring good health for our guests and even our employees. This World Food Safety Day, our chefs continue their pledge to serve a safe and memorable experience while always adhering to the premier standards of food hygiene.”

At Feathers – A Radha Hotel, by implementing robust measures, conducting regular training, and collaborating with regulatory authorities, we are dedicated to upholding the highest benchmarks of food safety. Our commitment to excellence ensures that guests can indulge in the culinary delights offered at our hotel with confidence, knowing that their health and well-being are our utmost concern.

Feathers – A Radha Hotel, launched in 2016, is a prestigious 5-star hotel located just minutes away from the renowned IT hub, DLF, and Chennai’s largest convention centre, CTC. With easy access to the airport and various business and leisure destinations in downtown Chennai, Feathers Hotel is the ideal choice for business, leisure, and family travellers. With over 22,000 square feet of function and meeting space spread across versatile venues, Feathers Hotel is well-equipped to cater to corporate and social events.

Mayfair Hotels and Resorts

Mayfair Hotels and Resorts wholeheartedly embraces the theme of “Food Standards Save Lives” on World Food Safety Day, observed annually on 7th June. As a distinguished hospitality brand, we prioritize the highest standards in food safety to ensure the well-being and satisfaction of our valued guests.

At Mayfair, we prioritize guest safety by adhering to stringent food safety protocols. Our highly skilled chefs and dedicated kitchen staff undergo rigorous training in food handling, hygiene practices, and compliance with international food safety standards. We leave no stone unturned in our commitment to preventing foodborne illnesses and ensuring the utmost safety of our culinary offerings. Our journey towards maintaining exemplary food safety standards starts with meticulous ingredient selection. We establish strong partnerships with trusted suppliers who share our commitment to quality and hygiene. By sourcing fresh, safe, and high-quality ingredients, we ensure that our guests enjoy meals prepared with care and consideration.

Within our kitchens, we strictly adhere to standardized operating procedures for food preparation, storage, and handling. This includes thorough cleaning and sanitization practices, stringent

temperature control measures, and a strict separation of raw and cooked foods to prevent cross-contamination. Regular internal audits and quality checks maintain our high food safety standards. Through our unwavering dedication to food safety, Mayfair Hotels and Resorts aims to provide guests with a delightful and safe dining experience. We uphold food standards to safeguard lives across all our culinary offerings.

Absolute Hotel Services

Absolutely Safe & Healthy Dining Experience

“It’s the business of hoteliers to offer guests an enchanted surrounding that present a lifestyle maintained with high standards; that includes seamless services and hi-end facilities;” stated Mr Prateek Dharkar, Director of Operations – India.

He further reiterated that “In each hotel of AHS, a Hygiene Champion is appointed who ensures Support and co-ordination of the Hygiene Manual, promotes a proactive food safety culture, takes into account new legal requirements and recognized changes in food safety practices, discusses audit results from both internal and external besides ensuring action plans are developed and followed through.”

AHS is guided by HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), that provides a safe, standardized and certified system which gives individual properties the ability to manage hazards and risks associated with purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation, cooking, cooling, reheating, food display, transportation (in-room dining) and washing up. The process includes a documented quality system audit on products delivered to the hotels by suppliers.

Service and Kitchen team right from the joining stage go through a detailed induction on Hygiene and food Safety, followed by regular refresher training which includes periodic assessments.

All deliveries of raw food in AHS Hotels undergo strict procedures that includes a temperature check up by thermometer. The food is rejected if rotten or stored at an improper temperature and all canned foods are quality checked for dents and leakages. There is a quote that states “If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends.” But at AHS Hotels to maintain the quality of the eggs we go one notch further by ensuring that all eggs received are sanitized with Veggie & Fruit Wash Solution and the eggs are kept for 1- 2 minutes in a chlorine solution before rinsing under water. Cheese & Dairy Products (potentially hazardous foods) are also delivered in refrigerated vehicles that are maintained in a temperature of 5°C or below and its package is quality checked.

AHS packaging standards are also in place where the packaging for both chilled and frozen foods are checked for its good condition. Buffet Food comes with an attitude and we at AHS hotels ensure that all foods on display must have individual name cards to identify the type of food for the guest. Also, the foods on display on the buffet are NOT re-displayed at the next service or used in the staff canteen or executive lounge under any circumstances.

Guests love to experience our in-room dining service and we ensure that the food quality stays the best by covering it in steel covers. Condiments such as sauces, jams and butter are transported either in individually packed containers or poured onto a plate in the in-room dining kitchen and then covered and transported.

Lastly, making a drink in a bar is an art and to keep it alive and kicking, we at AHS ensure that we follow stringent rules that always includes fresh garnishes that are dated and stored in clean containers with lids. The bar employees when garnishing drinks use the Tongs or gloves and the bar cutting boards in green colour are sanitized on a regular basis.

So, come visit our various destinations – U Rivergate Karjat, Eastin Easy Vita and Eastin Residences Vadodara; and experience an international standard in hospitality services.


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