Food Safety Asia Announces their Annual Award Winners

Maldives Promotion HouseFood Safety Asia has announced the winners of their FSA Commendation Awards for this year. Celebrating its 7th anniversary FSA has also launched their new website and uniforms.

Food Safety Asia was the first company (and up until recently the only company) registered in the Maldives to offer food hygiene, health and safety and HACCP training and over the past seven years have worked with most of the top resorts in the Maldives currently holding contracts with 25 resorts as well as suppliers and local cafes. They are also currently training 22,000 students in Maldives.

The FSA Commendation Awards began at the end of 2009 and have been formulated to highlight and commend those partners that have shown an exceptional standard both in Food Hygiene and HACCP.  In order to be nominated for an award existing partners must achieve an overall audit score consistently over 80 – 85 percent and have an established HACCP system. Award winners are announced annually and receive a Commendation award shield along with certification. This year’s winners of their annual awards are:

  • Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru (Since 2008)
  • Four Seasons Kuda Hura (Since 2008)
  • Taj Exotica (Since 2009)
  • Kandooma (Since 2010)
  •  Constance Halivelhi (Since 2008)
  • One & Only Reethi Rah (Since 2006)
  • Six Senses Soneva Gili (Since 2006)

“It is so important to increase knowledge in these areas not just in the resorts but of course throughout Malé and the island communities.  People should be more aware of what standards are acceptable and if you are paying to dine out you should be able to do so confident that that food you are spending good money on is safe,” Managing Director of FSA, Hana Thompson said. “It’s also a big priority to ensure that all the suppliers treat food in a safe manner to ensure that it is as safe as possible when restaurants, resorts and shoppers purchase items.”

FSA also sets aside a proportion of their revenue for free community training to improve standards across the country and through its residents. They are also planning to run free certified training in Malé in the next coming months, in which anyone who wants can participate.

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