Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo awarded 5 Crowns for food hygiene
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo achieved its latest ‘crowning glory’, by being awarded 5 Crowns at the Crowns for Food Hygiene awards ceremony which was held recently. Presenting the prestigious award at the ceremony was the chief guest, Food Security Minister P. Dayaratne. The accolade was a result of extensive pre, and final assessments carried out by the Sri Lanka tourism development authority (SLTDA) in partnership with Ind-Expo certification Ltd., a joint venture of the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries and the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka. The program is supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and is being implemented in affiliation with the Ministry of Industrial Development.
The Crowns scheme criteria for assessment covers the commitment of an establishment towards the maintenance of food safety management systems, infrastructure, environment, cleanliness, food preparation procedures, storage, display, personnel hygiene, use of clean water and effective use of raw materials. Over the past years, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo has continuously developed and maintained efficient food safety management systems and provides all its patrons the highest quality food for consumption. In its efforts to lead the hospitality industry towards improved food safety standards, the hotel employs a Hygiene Manager who takes responsibility in controlling and minimising factors related to food borne diseases.
At the onset of this year, the Institute of Food Safety trained 35 food handlers from Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, on food safety aspects, including topics such as food borne disease and prevention, food poisoning and prevention, personal hygiene as well as food legislation and pest control. After the successful completion of the program and examination, all 35 individuals were awarded with the title of certified food handler. Living every word of the John Keells Leisure sector vision to ‘Always be the hospitality trendsetter’, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo works tirelessly in creating and implementing novel procedures to improve food safety, minimise wastage and contribute towards inculcating a culture of social and environmental responsibility.