Friday, December 6, 2013

METRO Cash & Carry India Wins Coveted CII National Award for Food Safety 2013


METRO Cash & Carry India Wins
Coveted CII National Award for Food Safety 2013

·         Pioneer of Cash & Carry leads the way in Food Safety & Quality standards

December 05, 2013, Mumbai:  METRO Cash & Carry India, the pioneer of business-to-business Cash & Carry wholesale in the country, has been awarded the prestigious CII National Award for Food Safety 2013.  The Award was conferred on METRO Cash & Carry by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), at the 8th Food Safety and Quality Summit in New Delhi.  CII is India’s premier advisory trade body that partners industry and government.  Mr. Srinivas Ranganathaiah, Head - Quality Assurance, along with Mr. Jyoti Gurung, Senior General Manager - Operations, Mr. Arun Methan–General Manager, Quality Assurance and Ms. Sudha M.R - Quality Manager, accepted the Award on behalf of METRO Cash & Carry from Mr. Chandramouli, Chairman of The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Earlier this year, a team of CII experts from the food industry audited the food safety and quality processes implemented by METRO Cash & Carry India at its flagship outlet in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore.  CII assessed METRO Cash & Carry India on a four-tier model consisting of Social, Statutory & Regulatory Compliance, Product Specific GMPs, Pre-Requisite Programs, HACCP and Management System Structure as well as Change Management Initiatives.  METRO was adjudged the winner in the ‘Food Retailers & Vendors’ category, for adhering to the highest standards of food safety and quality processes.   During the Summit, Mr. John Carter, GFSI Board Member & Senior Director – Own Brands & Product Quality Assurance, METRO Cash & Carry Germany also presented the Company's approach to maintaining stringent quality standards across its global supply chain.

In its 10 years of serving Indian business customers, METRO Cash & Carry India has aimed to provide its customers with complete confidence in its strict food safety and quality processes - from sourcing through production, packaging and sale.  METRO has instituted stringent quality guidelines applicable to all its local and national suppliers of food and non-food products.  In addition, METRO is proud to be the only modern trade wholesaler in the country compliant with the internationally accepted HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) standards of food safety.

About METRO Cash & Carry
METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 29 countries with around 700 self-service wholesale centres. With more than 100,000 employees worldwide, the company achieved sales of about € 32 billion in 2012. METRO Cash & Carry is a sales division of the METRO GROUP.  METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates fifteen wholesale distribution centres including two each in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada and Indore. METRO will shortly open a new outlet in Bangalore, which will be its sixteenth in the country.

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