ITC, Tata Coffee, HUL, Adani Wilmar among winners of CII Food Safety Awards 2022

Crucial to motivate the food business operators and stimulate the food safety culture

The 13th CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Food Safety Awards Ceremony was recently organised in New Delhi to recognise role models and best in class food business operators on food safety excellence and provide a framework for continual improvement.

Ganji Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS, CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said in his keynote address, “We are fortunate to be a nation with surplus food produced due to our geographical position. It is of importance to ensure access of safe and hygienic foods assumes prime importance and ensuring access to safe foods to the poor and vulnerable. Capacity building in rural areas, promoting awareness through creation of health clubs in schools, strengthening food testing and analytical laboratories will be important to assure safe foods for our future generation.”

Eleven sectors including the Beverages, Dairy Products, Fats and Oils, Health Supplements and Nutraceuticals, Food Testing Laboratories, Meat and Meat Products, Ready to Cook (RTC), Ready to Eat (RTE), Partnership for Food Safety Excellence: Joint Application, Coffee, Tea qualified for the Awards with Outstanding Performance in Food Safety 2022. 

The winners in each of these categories included ITC Ltd, Kapurthala (Beverages); Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Ltd (Coffee); Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Nashik (Dairy products); Adani Wilmar Ltd, Hazira, Surat (Fats and Oils); Tirupati Wellness Pvt. Ltd, Sirmaur (Health Supplements & Nutraceuticals); Herbalife International India Pvt. Ltd. Zeon Lifesciences Ltd. – Healthcare 2, Paonta Sahib (Partnership for Food Safety Excellence: Joint Application); SGS India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai (Food Testing Laboratories); Shanthi Feeds Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore (Meat and Meat Products); Asandas and Sons Pvt. Ltd, Mehsana (Ready To Cook); Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd, Sirhind (Ready To Eat); Tata Consumer Products Ltd, Gopalpur (Tea).

Image caption- The 13th CII Food Safety Award 2022 for Outstanding Performance in Food Safety- Small & Medium Food Manufacturing Business, Ready to Eat- Rising Star, goes to Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd., Sirhind

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