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Metro Cash & Carry India Wins CII National Award for Food Safety 2013

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has been awarded the CII National Award for Food Safety 2013 at the eighth Food Safety and Quality Summit in New Delhi.  According to the company officials, Metro was the winner in the ‘Food Retailers & Vendors’ category for adhering to the highest standards of food safety and quality processes. Srinivas Ranganathaiah, Head – Quality Assurance; , Senior General Manager – Operations; Arun Methan–General Manager, Quality Assurance; and Sudha M.R – Quality Manager accepted the award on behalf of Metro Cash & Carry from Chandramouli, Chairman of The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Earlier this year, a team of CII experts from the food industry audited the food safety and quality processes implemented by Metro Cash & Carry India at its flagship outlet in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore.  The assessment was done on a four-tier model consisting of social, statutory, and regulatory compliance, product specific GMPs, pre-requisite programs, and management system structure, and change management initiatives. During the Summit, John Carter, GFSI Board Member and Senior Director – Own Brands & Product Quality Assurance, Metro Cash & Carry Germany also presented the company’s approach to maintaining quality standards across its global supply chain.

Metro Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates 15 wholesale distribution centres including two each in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and one each in New Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, and Indore. The wholesale centre operator will shortly open its 16th outlet in the country at Bangalore.

CII is an Indian advisory trade body that partners industry and government.