The Sattvik Council of India, Worlds’s First Vegetarian food safety and regulatory compliance for vegetarian and allied adherents, launched the Sattvik Council Certification scheme along with the inauguration of Sattvik hospitality manual in association with its Global Audit Partner – Bureau Veritas at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The main objective of the scheme is to render a “Vegetarian Environment” for the vegetarian/ vegan consumers of India and global markets by creating SOPs in all applicable areas having the potential for guaranteed 100 per cent vegetarian environment.
The scheme entails plans to provide consistent safe vegetarian food supply, products and services that will meet the customer requirement along with the entire applicable statutory and regulatory requirement. It is aimed at improving the overall performance of the vegetarian food quality and food safety management systems for the consumers.
Sattvik Hospitality Manual launched
The Sattvik Council Certification scheme will reduce the risk of food borne diseases. Further, it will ensure enhanced consumer quality life both health wise and socio-economically by instilling confidence in the quality of their food. By initiating awareness around basic food hygiene, it will reduce the cost and improve the public health.
The scheme will open the gateway for increased market access while mitigating the business risks; likewise, it will encourage facilitation of international trade. The certificate will help in reduction of production costs through reduced wastage and recall.
Amit Ghosh, Senior Vice President, CIF South Asia Region, Bureau Veritas said, “This is an effort to formulate a concise set of requirements in the form of a management system standard to be used by organizations in the food value chain, covering all levels of food processors, manufacturers, restaurants, packaged food manufacturers, traders, dealers etc. for implementation of the requirements to be used by Bureau Veritas for evaluation of such organizations for conformance to the requirements and certify them.”
Abhishek Biswas, Founder of Sattvik Council of India said, “Through the scheme we want to practice responsible food processing through reduced emissions and lower Carbon footprint. Likewise, we also want to instill confidence in the quality of food amongst the food suppliers as well as the consumers.” Concluding the event, we are looking forward to associating restaurants around the globe for Certification specially the vegetarian restaurants and praised the hard work of Sattvik teams and trustees, he added.