Award Announcement Circular 2012

.....Applications Invited for....

CII National Award for Food Safety 2012

CII - Jubilant Bhartia Food & Agriculture Centre of Excellence is happy to invite your Orgnisation and your Suppliers who are engaged in Food Manufacturing and Food Service establishments to participate in the CII National Award for Food Safety  2012.

The Award was launched in India in 2010. Subsequent to two consecutive successful Award cycles, the Foaod Safety Assessment Model has been upgraded to 2012 revisions with feedback from stakeholders. Besides sector specific Good Manufacturing practices & Food Safety Management Systems, the model encompasses social and improvement initiatives . The criteria for Food Safety Systems are drawn from  new Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules & Regulations 2011, GFSI recognised FS 22000 standards, Codex & Industry best practices.  

This Award program is open to Indian food businesses in the Micro small, Small, Medium & Large Scale category of Manufacturing, Hotels, Restaurants and Retail & their overseas units (Table 1 of Award Brochure). Applications will have to be unit specific and the unit needs to be active in the food business for at least the past three years.

CII will be seeking good practices that showcase the establishments' food safety strategy and its deployment through systems, results and various other improvement initiatives.

The Key Dates are attached for your reference.

You would be happy to note that for promoting wider participation from the industry and help organisations leverage its manifold benefits, the Award Fees for 2012 applications have been further segmented & reduced to the tune of 15-50% as compared to last year .

Benefits of participating in the Award Program

Participating in the Food Safety Award program would  provide companies with the opportunity of:

  • National level recognition
  • Interaction with a select group of highly experienced Food professionals & domain experts who have received wide exposure to global food safety standards and are trained by CII on the Award Model.
  • Insight on the gaps from an external perspective, based on national and international standards & guidelines ,customized for the various sizes.
  • Comparing  with best in class
  • Stimulating Solutions
  • Creating a competitive edge for access to global markets and consumers

Please fill in the 'Letter of Intent' attached (one for each Applicant Unit) and send it to the CII Award Secretariat with the Application fees, latest by May 18, 2012. CII will then mail the prescribed format in which the Application document has to be submitted. The format is in the form of checklists ,simple & easy to fill in.

 The 'Fee Structure' detailing the Application and Site Visit Fees' are provided in the Award Brochure for your reference.

We do hope that your own establishments as well as those of your suppliers, motivated by you, would participate in this Award program to leverage its manifold benefits.

Kind Regards,

Yours sincerely,
Meetu Kapur


The following are provided for your reference:

  1. Award Flier
  2. Letter of Intent: Form 1
  3. Revised Key Dates pdf
  4. Award Brochure 2012
  5. Criteria for Assessment pdf
  6. Detailed Fee Structure: Application and Site Visit Fees: Table 2, pg 38 of Award Brochure pdf