'SATTVIK' WORLD'S FIRST CERTIFICATION FOR VEGETARIAN FOOD LAUNCHED BY BUREAU VERITAS INDIA
Sep. 21 2021
Bureau Veritas (India) Private Limited has Launched the “ Sattvik Management System Standard” for Sattvik Council of India on the 17th September 2021 at India International Centre, Delhi. The event included the formal release of the Standard Prepared by Bureau Veritas Limited and Launching of Sattvik Vegetarian Hospitality Manual prepared by Sattvik Council of India
Mr. Amit Ghosh, Senior VP, CIF South Asia Region and Mr. Jagdheesh Manian, Head South Asia Certification Business of Bureau Veritas represented Bureau Veritas during the event in inaugural address.
The launch was attended by Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Ex-Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Santosh Gangwar, Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament, Bareilly. Shri Abhishek Biswas, founder and Shri Vagish Pathak, Chairman of Sattvik Council of India. Representatives from ministries, PSUs and media were also present during the launch event.
The Sattvik Management System (SMS) Standard has been developed keeping in mind the current global standards on food safety and hygiene combined with traceability and accounting considering the expectations of the stakeholders. Both Bureau Veritas and Sattvik Council endeavour to promote this certification scheme at global level.
Mr. Ghosh in his address to the audience stated that the launch 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 organisations for conformance to the requirements and certify them.
Bureau Veritas delegates included Mr. Brijesh Singh- Regional GM- North, Mr. Kaushik Sengupta- Product Manager – Food Scheme, Certification Business, SAR and Mr. Gurbakash Singh- RSM North, Certification business.