The Cape Town International Convention Centre has added the ISO 22000 in Food Safety Management System certification to its list of International Standards Organisation (ISO) accreditations.
"Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows the CTICC to show its clients and visitors that it has an excellent food safety management system in place. ISO 22000 covers every step of the food chain from farm to fork and allows the CTICC to constantly, and consistently, monitor all cuisine coming out of its kitchens from acquiring the food to preparing it to visitors and delegates consuming food," said Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer at the CTICC.
The CTICC also holds certifications in ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System BS), and SANS 1220:2007 HAACP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
The certification process started in 2018 and was spearheaded by Tracy Mkhize, General Manager: Operations – Food and Beverage and the CTICC’s Executive Chef, Roberto De Carvalho.
The CTICC’s kitchen team and chefs worked hard behind the scenes in preparation for the certification audit. Preparations included:
• Monthly hygiene audits;
• Day and night cleaning and sanitising;
• Maintenance of equipment;
• Regular weekly in-house training with kitchen staff and chefs to address any hygiene and internal audit findings.
"Ensuring that our staff is comprehensively trained in the requirements of ISO 22000 is of critical importance. We are very proud of our food and beverage team for achieving this prestigious certification which I believe demonstrates our commitment to providing our clients and visitors with the highest possible standards in food safety and preparation," added Ellingson.