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ISO 22000:2005 ensures effectiveness of food safety management system
MACAO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Venetian® Macao has received an ISO 22000:2005 certification for its food safety management system – a first for an integrated resort or hotel in Macao.
The scope of the certification covers receiving, storage, cooking, cooling and packaging of chilled food at the property's central kitchen, which serves Sands China Ltd. food and beverage operations.
The recognition is the property's third ISO certification to date. The Venetian Macao also holds an ISO 9001:2008 certification for the quality management system of its convention and exhibition services and an ISO 20121 certification for its event sustainability management system, making it the only convention and exhibition centre in Asia currently holding both ISO 9001 and ISO 20121 certifications.
"The Venetian Macao is very pleased to be receiving our third ISO certification," said Charles Newland, senior vice president of food and beverage for Sands China Ltd. "As Macao's first integrated resort to achieve this industry standard for food safety, it is with pride that we continue our commitment to offering the highest quality customer experience possible."
As part of a family of standards overseen by the International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO 22000:2005 sets out the criteria for a company's food safety management system. They include the organisation's ability to control safety hazards in the food chain to ensure food is safe at the time of human consumption.
The certification is awarded by the London-based British Standards Institution (BSI) Group, the world's largest national standards and certification body, which audits and provides certification to companies worldwide who implement and comply with its management systems standards.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the upcoming Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao's transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.
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