The CII Award for Food Safety, a one of its kind Award on Food Safety Maturity Assessment in India, was launched by CII in 2010 to promote internationally benchmarked practices on Food Safety in Small, Medium and Large Food Businesses and build capacity in the food value chain.

This year, besides covering sectors like Dairy, Bakery, Beverages, Edible Oils, Ready to Eat Snacks, Quick Service Restaurants, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Primary Production, Joint Partnership Applications of Customers and Suppliers demonstrating Food Safety Excellence, this year, the Award program has expanded to include E Commerce: Grocery Delivery Service; E Commerce: Food Delivery Service and Innovations in Food Safety Systems and Practices (Open to all Criteria, Sectors) .

Given the pandemic situation this year, we launched a virtual assessment methodology with elaborate training of the Assessor pool. The virtual assessment process involved more than 120 man-hours of rigorous on-site assessment per applicant with assessors from a pool of 500 plus CII trained food professionals with diverse and extensive experience in the food sector.

The Virtual Awards Ceremony for CII Food Safety and Food Future Foundation National Award for Sustainable Sourcing will be held from 1700 hrs on 18th December 2020.

The Ceremony will be addressed by Ms Rita Teaotia, Chairperson, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and several eminent national and International speakers.