The 172-room Amari Galle resort is celebrating receiving the ISO 22000 certification. The hotel is also the first in Sri Lanka to utilize a fully automated Food Safety Management System, PEx Solution™.
General Manager Puneet Dutta said in a statement that this investment underscores the hotel’s uncompromised commitment to food safety. “Food safety is becoming more and more of an important factor as it alone contributes to food security, health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. Thus, international standards specify the requirements for a food safety management system and it is our commitment to not just comply but exceed those recommended standards.”
This system brings the world’s best practices on food safety management in compliance with ISO International Standards which is a continuously improving process. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as well as compliance with Good Hygiene Practice (GHP) are essential food safely management measures that Amari Galle continually maintains.
“Our F&B team takes pride in upholding high standards of food safety and follows very stringent processes to ensure we offer the best possible guest experience. In addition to the technology available through this system, we also run regular manual checks and conduct systematic and continued education and behavioural trainings to instill best practices in our internal processes. This, with good governance and enforcement, has proven to minimize the potential hazards related to food and its risks” he added.
The F&B team at Amari Galle consists of locally and internationally qualified industry professionals lead by Indika Jayawardena – Director of Food & Beverage, Sampath Maddawattage – Executive Chef, Shashank Bhatia – Assistant Manager Food & Beverage and Asanka Bhandara – Assistant Manager Stewarding.
Amari Galle is part of the ONYX Hospitality Group. They have an additional three hotels operating in Sri Lanka: OZO Colombo, OZO Kandy and The Villas Wadduwa. Amari Colombo is under construction and planned for opening in 2020.