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FSSAI to issue hygiene ratings to restaurants

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered that restaurants and hotels will soon have to display hygiene ratings on their doors. It will also train people to check compliance to hygiene standards. This measure is expected ... Read More »

HPMF Convention begins on October 10

Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) is a consortium of purchasing managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurant chains, retail chains and airlines. To celebrate its 9th anniversary, a mega Convention and Awards 2019 will be ... Read More »

Latest air pollution report released

A recent air pollution analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE’s) air pollution analysis found that the three-year average levels of PM 2.5 — atmospheric particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 microns — during 2016-18 ... Read More »

India heading to ban single-use plastics

In his Independence Day address, PM Modi called upon the nation to move away from using singleuse plastics. The government has already announced its plans to use disposable plastics by 2022. Many ministries have already responded to his call. The ... Read More »

Procurement strategist conferred with a doctorate

Nitin Nagrale, Vice-President- Materials and Projects at Foodlink Services was recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Supply Chain Management by the National American University. He was recognized for his extraordinary contributions, and excellence in the field, and awarded the degree ... Read More »

Beach clean-up drive by ITM Students

Members of the Eco Club and students of ITM Business School, Kharghar (Navi Mumbai) came together to clean the beaches at Shivaji Park and Girgaum Chowpatty with the mission of ‘Clean Mumbai, Green Mumbai.’ Shivaji Park and Girgaum Chowpatty are ... Read More »

BBMP drafts solid waste management by-laws

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike – Bengaluru’s municipal corporation – has drafted by-laws for Solid Waste Management (SWM), which mandate segregation of waste at source. It is in consonance with the civic administration’s vision plan to ensure complete segregation by ... Read More »

21 companies get waste recycling permit

As a part of the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) initiative to make the city garbage-free and reduce the amount of waste being carted to the city’s landfills, it has released a list of 21 companies that have been authorised to ... Read More »

Educating hospital cleaners lowers infections: Study

A new study has found that educating hospital cleaning staff can lead to fewer Clostridium difficile infections. The aim of the study, carried out by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, was to “sustainably improve cleaning of high-touch surfaces ... Read More »

PepsiCo plastic waste campaign

In partnership with waste management firm Nepra, PepsiCo India has launched a first of its kind, waste management education initiative with the leading schools in Kurseong, Darjeeling. This is part of its ongoing initiative to effectively collect more than 800,000 ... Read More »

Google Maps shows over 45,000 toilets

The government is pushing clean India and digitisation as it urges citizens to switch to Internet-powered systems for availing services. Launched as a product of the combination of both initiatives, the toilet locator on Google Maps has seen monumental growth. ... Read More »

Electrolux launches new barrier washers

Electrolux Professional has launched the Line 6000 Evolution Barrier Washer range, which provides enhanced usability and safety, uncompromised hygiene and improved productivity at every stage of the laundry process. This is the first barrier washers’ range ever to obtain an ... Read More »

Launch of a futuristic touch monitoring system

Rapid microbial detection, monitoring and identification solutions specialist Hygiena, has launched a new EnSure touch monitoring system, nextgeneration monitoring system that collects, analyses and reports data from multiple quality tests such as ATP, microorganisms and enzymes, providing necessary data for ... Read More »

Schevaran ties up with Filmop

Italian cleaning tool giant Filmop and Indian cleaning giant Schevaran Laboratories have announced their tie-up to distribue Filmop’s over 4,000 products in India. All Filmop products are manufactured in-house, in Italy. Filmop needed some fresh ideas to penetrate the Indian ... Read More »

Mumbai Airport extends its green philosophy

In sync with its vision of increasing green cover, GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) authorities and employees recently undertook a tree plantation drive at Tetavli, a degraded forest land at Rabale in Maharashtra. This was a prelude to celebrating ... Read More »