The Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, on Wednesday announced their ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System certification issued by Cyprus Certification Company late last year.
The hotel is the only five-star luxury hotel in Ghana to have the ISO 22000 certification and the first Kempinski hotel in the Middle East and Africa Region.
The ISO International Standards give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.
They are instrumental in facilitating international trade; ISO 22000 requires building a Food Safety Management System.
This means having a documented system in place and fully implementing it throughout the facility.
Mr Paul Fosu, Health, Hygiene and Sustainability Manager, Kempinski, said maintaining the standards set in place was of great importance to the hotel, and they could assure their guests to expect an intense focus on quality and custom service.
He said in Kempinski, meeting guest’s expectation was important to them and getting ISO certification gives them the confidence that they were not only producing quality foods, but also safe food consistently.
He said the management of the hotel showed great commitment towards food safety by raising the bar and implementing ISO 22000, which was the international standard.
“This certification is a great achievement as it has enhanced the capacity of staff and also improved upon already existing food safety measures.
“It is not the end of the road for us. We will continuously improve the food safety measures we have in place through continuous and consistent staff training, audit to consistently ensure that our operational procedures are consistent with