MACAO - The Venetian Macao has received an ISO 22000:2005certification for its food safety management system – a first for an integrated resort or hotel in Macao.
The scope of the certification covers receiving, storage, cooking, cooling and packaging of chilled food at the property's central kitchen, which serves Sands China Ltd. food and beverage operations.
The recognition is the property's third ISO certification to date. The Venetian Macao also holds an ISO 9001:2008 certification for the quality management system of its convention and exhibition services and an ISO 20121 certification for its event sustainability management system, making it the only convention and exhibition centre in Asia currently holding both ISO 9001 and ISO 20121 certifications.
"The Venetian Macao is very pleased to be receiving our third ISO certification," said Charles Newland, senior vice president of food and beverage for Sands China Ltd. "As Macao's first integrated resort to achieve this industry standard for food safety, it is with pride that we continue our commitment to offering the highest quality customer experience possible."
As part of a family of standards overseen by the International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO 22000:2005 sets out the criteria for a company's food safety management system. They include the organisation's ability to control safety hazards in the food chain to ensure food is safe at the time of human consumption.
The certification is awarded by the London-based British Standards Institution (BSI) Group, the world's largest national standards and certification body, which audits and provides certification to companies worldwide who implement and comply with its management systems standards.