The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) hosted the 13th CII Food Safety Awards Ceremony here aimed at recognising the best food business operators for food safety excellence.

Eleven sectors including 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), Partnerships for Food Safety Excellence: Joint Application, Coffee, and Tea qualified for the Awards with Outstanding Performance in Food Safety 2022.

Over 130 CII qualified assessors from a pool of 700 plus assessors were involved in assessments for the Awards which were conducted virtually this year. The Award follows a stringent 4 stage evaluation methodology consisting of technical assessment by trained food professionals, calibration by sector- specific calibrators and subsequent evaluations by the Awards Committee and a final round of evaluation by a distinguished panel of Jury.

The Jury panel included, Dr Chindi Vasudevappa, chair, Jury, CII Award for Food Safety, and Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM (under Ministry of Food Processing Industries), Dr Nimish Shah, chairperson, Expert Group on Food Safety and Quality and Pre Jury-CII Award for Food Safety (managing director, IAPMO), Dr Kaushik Banerjee director, ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, and chairman, India Section AOAC International, and S Swaminathan CEO, GS1, India.

Winners: Outstanding Performance in Food Safety- 2022
1. Beverages
ITC Ltd, Kapurthala

2. Coffee
Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Ltd, Vietnam

3. Dairy Products
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Nashik

4. Fats and Oils
Adani Wilmar Ltd, Hazira, Surat

5. Health Supplements & Nutraceuticals
Tirupati Wellness Pvt. Ltd, Sirmaur

6. Partnership for Food Safety Excellence: Joint Application
Herbalife International India Pvt. Ltd. Zeon Lifesciences Ltd. – Healthcare 2, Paonta Sahib

7. Food Testing Laboratories
SGS India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai

8.Meat and Meat Products
Shanthi Feeds Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore

9. Ready To Cook
Asandas and Sons Pvt. Ltd, Mehsana

10. Ready To Eat
Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd, Sirhind

11. Tea
Tata Consumer Products Ltd, Gopalpur