Quality Council of India (QCI) at the behest of the FSSAI has come out with a Scheme for authorization of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies to scale up Hygiene Rating by improving the amount of recognized Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies in the nation. In this article, we will discuss the QCI Launches Recognition Scheme
What is the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
FSSAI’s step of ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’ is a certification system for food enterprises supplying food quickly to consumers, either on or off-premise. The food establishments are rated based on food hygiene and safety situations observed at the time of the audit.
The hygiene rating will be in the aspect of smileys (1 up to 5) and the certificate should be shown prominently in the consumer-facing area. The recognized Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies will be responsible for assessing the compliance with food hygiene and safety procedures laid by FSSAI and get Hygiene Rating.
The scheme aims to authorize customers to make knowledgeable choices/decisions pertaining to the food outlets where they eat by enabling food businesses to enhance their hygiene and safety standards. Currently, this scheme is acceptable for Foodservice establishments (such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, dhabhas, etc.) sweet shops, bakeries, and meat marketable stores. Also, it is as recognized Hygiene Rating Audit Agency will assess the obedience with food hygiene and safety procedures laid by FSSAI.
Key Highlights of Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
QCI Launches Recognition Scheme to approve Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies to expand the Hygiene Rating by improving the number of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies recognized in the country.
- The scheme aims to facilitate food companies to improve their hygiene and safety standards so that customers can make conscious choices/decisions about the food stores they eat.
- Currently, the scheme is reasonable to foodservice organizations (such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, dhabhas, etc.), dessert shops, bakeries, and meat retail stores.
- A recognized Hygiene Rating Audit Agency will evaluate compliance with the food hygiene and safety techniques established by FSSAI.
However, if you have required any further direction as regards the FSSAI registration, please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.
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