Café Coffee Day (CCD) ladders up to the ISO 22000:2005, Certified for Food Safety Management Systems in Cafes

Mumbai, 17th September 2013: Café Coffee Day, part of India’s largest coffee conglomerate is proud to be bestowed with the prestigious ISO 22000:2005 certification by the internationally acclaimed DNV Business Assurance Food Safety System for its Food Safety management systems in cafes. This certificate covers the mandate of handling, preparing and serving food and beverages in the Café Coffee Day (CCD) cafes, Coffee Day Lounge cafes (CDL), Coffee Day Square cafes and Fresh Assembly Centres (FACs wherein café food is assembled before sending them out to cafes across).The Company is one of the first large scale food and beverage retailers to have received such an honour with respect to so many key business units. 

Café Coffee Day has once again revolutionized the coffee culture in India by conforming to ISO 22000:2005 standards. CCD has always been a notch apart in their food safety management and ability to control food safety in order to ensure that their products are not just safe at the time of consumption but also high on taste and freshness. As being part of a coffee conglomerate the emphasis lies greatly on taste, variety and above all, serving clean and hygienic food and beverages. CCD has put in place systems and processes, to consistently provide safe and healthy food and demonstrate compliance with applicable international statutory and regulatory food safety requirements.

Speaking on the occasion, Venu Madhav, Director, Café Coffee Day said, "We at Café Coffee Day are delighted to be ISO 22000:2005 certified. This reaffirms the standards that we have set in our Food and Beverages. This also means that our consumers are being treated with products that conform to the highest International standards consistently and continuously. We look forward to scaling new heights in the business whilst maintaining the quality of our products. We pioneered the café and coffee culture in India and created significant opportunities to build ourselves into a strong market leader in the food services and coffee business globally and will continue to leverage our dominant position in India. We hope to continue to maintain trust and delighting our customers with more and more accolades.” 

As a youth brand CCD’s endeavour has not only been to provide a great coffee experience but also introduce new products and systems that is as per the interests and aspirations of the youth through its various offerings. The international certification is an extension of their youth philosophy.

About Café Coffee Day:
Café Coffee Day is a part of India's largest coffee conglomerate, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd. (ABCTCL), the first to roll out the ‘coffee bar’ concept in India with its first café in Bangalore. Café Coffee Day serves the coffee it grows on the 13,000 acres of its own estates plus another 7,000 acres of managed estates, the group also sources coffee from 11,000 small growers, making its holder the largest individual coffee plantation owner in Asia, this in addition to being India's only vertically integrated coffee company. Café Coffee Day’s menu ranges from signature hot and cold coffees to several exotic international coffees, food, desserts and pastries. In addition, exciting merchandise such as coffee powders, cookies, mugs, coffee filters, etc. are available at the cafés.