Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Successfully sustaining HACCP Certification for last six years, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resorts meets another milestone by achieving Food Safety Management System ISO 22000:2005 & HACCP certification this year. ISO 22000 incorporates HACCP principles and is compatible with ISO 9001 quality management systems, making it the ideal basis for implementing a comprehensive, cost effective food safety management system. The FSMS implementation & HACCP up gradation project were initiated in November last year with a slogan of “Promising & Delivering Safe Quality Food” and due to incessant effort of the food safety team members representing various departments, a wide range of training and competence development activities as well as continual support and commitment of the top management, Sheraton was able to achieve FSMS ISO certification in less than six months. The certificates were issued by TUV NORD Middle East and are valid for three years.
The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain. The ISO 22000 standard is based on HACCP but this is more comprehensive food safety system which embrace the crucial elements of the food chain like Interactive Hazard Communication, Management Responsibility; Resource Management, Planning and Realization of Safe Products; Validation, Verification and Improvement of the Food Safety Management System Operational Prerequisite & Pre Requisite, emergency preparedness & response plan, etc. It means ISO 22000:2005 connects the requirements of HACCP and QMS ISO 9001; it manages the quality assurance and food safety system, not only through processes, but also through the entire operational activities within an organization taking stewardship in pertaining global food safety standard.
“We are particularly proud to have obtained ISO 22000:2005 certification as well as be compliant with HACPP standards. Food safety is one of our top priorities. We will pursue our goal of having the best food safety management system in place,” says Dany Dagher, General Manager, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort.
Both certifications are an important step in assuring that guests continue to receive the very best in food quality from Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort.
About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of an $8 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft® and Element SM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Press Contact: Sofia Santos
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
PO Box 53567, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +9714 315 3889
Fax: +9714 315 3915