Posted on September 25, 2018

Banana Island Resort, the first luxury brand resort of its kind in Qatar, has received the distinguished ISO 22000:2005 for food safety management system, making it first among the Minor Hotels (Owner of Anantara Brand the operators of the Banana Island Resort) to get this international certification.

The certification is a testimony of the Resort’s commitment in complying and ensuring guests’ safety, as food safety and elevated customer service has always been a priority for Banana Island Resort. This award demonstrates the resort’s robust food safety management system which ensures the team to deliver guaranteed customer satisfaction. The ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

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To be awarded this certification, all food related steps from the manufacturing, to storage and distribution are monitored and analyzed to ensure they are free of microbiological, physical and chemical hazards. This certificate is highly regarded within the hotel and the food industries and is recognized by Bureau Veritas, the world leader in the field of inspection and verification of certificates. Mr. Thomas Fehlbier, Area General Manager - Qatar of Minor Hotels Group, owner of Anantara brand the operator of the Banana Island Resort received the awarded ISO certificate during an event held at the resort in the presence of representatives of the International Certification Authority alongside members and the staff of the resort.

Speaking of their new global certification, Mr. Fehlbier said: “We are delighted to receive this certificate, especially that we are the first to get this prestigious accreditation among the Minor hotels family. This certificate reflects our efforts and commitment to adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and food safety in order to safeguard the health of our guests and visitors. At the core of the philosophy of Banana Island Resort, this comes at the top priority to abide by the highest standards in hospitality and we are honored to have reached one milestone.”