Saji Bumi (Cambodia) commits to food safety with HACCP certification
By Melody Ng, Asia Bureau Chief
CAMBODIA. Leading food services management company Saji Bumi (Cambodia) received its official HACCP certification from TÜV SÜD ASEAN in an awards ceremony held last week at Phnom Penh International Airport.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) addresses food safety through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
Saji Bumi is said to be the first restaurant operating company in Cambodia to be HACCP-certified. The certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to food safety and consistency in its operational standards while further improving its quality to be in line with internationally recognized environmental and social responsibility standards.
Saji Bumi (Cambodia) Co Ltd Director Lars Crone believes that obtaining HACCP certification sets a new benchmark for food operators in Cambodia.
“Our strategy of utilising well established management systems and employing the best people in the food and beverage industry ensures that we lay the foundation for a successful business. What we aim to do in Cambodia is to have great people delivering great service to our customers, and in the end achieving great results,” he said.
Cambodia Airports CEO Emmanuel Menanteau commented: “For all aspects of our airport activities, we absolutely prioritise security and safety. We therefore ensure that all our sub-contractors and business partners are on the same page. In that view, we praise Saji Bumi for continuously putting food safety on its top priority list and for aiming higher in line with the best of airport standards all over the world.”
TÜV SÜD ASEAN CEO Richard Hong added: “We thank Saji Bumi for trusting TÜV SÜD in supporting them throughout their HACCP certification journey. It is indeed an honour for us to work alongside one of Cambodia’s top food services managvement companies.”
Hong continued: “By being HACCP-certified, Saji Bumi has set a very good example to the rest of Cambodia and the world. Other organisations will no doubt be more motivated to follow in Saji Bumi’s footsteps and offer higher-quality food, beverages and customer service.”
Incorporated in 2010, Saji Bumi (Cambodia) operates 11 food and beverage outlets at Phnom Penh International Airport and seven other establishments at Siem Reap International Airport. The company currently employs more than 250 local staff for its operations in both airports.