There is perhaps nothing as important in the food industry as food safety and hygiene practices. Which is why DNA, in association with Equinox Labs, is organising a session to educate over 200 members of AHAR — Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association and students from its catering college about the importance of maintaining a hygienic kitchen and serving safe and healthy food.
No matter how tasty the food, if it is not prepared in a hygienic and healthy manner, it’s sure to destroy the business and reputation of any restaurant or hotel. Customers patronise a food establishment with the implicit trust that they will be served food prepared in a clean and hygienic way and it’s extremely important for restaurants to abide by this trust.
In the session, hoteliers and restaurant owners will be made aware of the hygiene norms established by the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) and will also be guided on how to comply with these norms effectively.
The responsibilities that members of the food industry have in providing health and hygienic food will be emphasised as will the penalties for not adhering with the rules set by the FSSAI. Any questions that the participants might have will also be answered by the experts present at the session.
Given that the monsoon in Mumbai comes with its share of gastrointestinal illnesses, food safety and hygiene gains even more importance during the rainy months. Hence, they should be at the top of the list of priorities for all members of the food industry.
Through this latest event under the Hygiene for Kitchens campaign, DNA aims to make it safer for all Mumbaikars to go out and enjoy the gastronomical delights the city has to offer, no matter what time of the year.
This Hygiene for Kitchens session will be conducted on Thursday between 4pm and 6pm at Hotel Krishna Palace Residency in south Mumbai.