Kolkata, Dec 5 IBNS | 2 years ago

Metro Cash and Carry India, the business-to-business cash and carry wholesale in the country, has been awarded the CII National Award for Food Safety 2013.

The award was conferred on Metro Cash and Carry by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), at the 8th Food Safety and Quality Summit in New Delhi.

Srinivas Ranganathaiah, Head - Quality Assurance, along with Jyoti Gurung, Senior General Manager - Operations, Arun Methan-General Manager, Quality Assurance and Sudha M.R - Quality Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Metro Cash and Carry from 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 and Carry India at its flagship outlet at Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore.

CII assessed Metro Cash and Carry India on a four-tier model consisting of social, statutory and 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, John Carter, GFSI Board Member & Senior Director - Own Brands and Product Quality Assurance, Metro Cash and Carry Germany also presented the company's approach to maintaining stringent quality standards across its global supply chain.

(Posted on 05-12-2013)