CII Award For Food Safety 2018 - Overview

The CII Award for Food Safety was launched in India in 2010 and has grown by more than 10 folds since then. Besides sector specific Good Manufacturing practices & Food Safety Management Systems, the model encompasses Regulatory & Social Compliance and Change Management initiatives. The criteria for Food Safety Systems are drawn from the Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules & Regulations 2011, ISO 22000/FSSC 22000 standards, Codex & Industry best practices.

This Sector specific Award program is open to Indian food businesses in the Small, Medium & Large Scale category of Manufacturing, Hotels, Restaurants, Catering, Food Warehousing, Wholesale, Primary F/V Production, Food Transporters, Retail and Service Providers to Food Chain like Cleaning, Sanitation, Packaging & their overseas units (Table 1 ). Additionally Street Food is included as a separate category.


Applications will have to be unit specific and CII will be seeking good practices that showcase the establishments’ food safety strategy and its deployment through systems, results and various other Change Management Initiatives.