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SGS Hygiene Monitored (HM) Program

Effective food safety and hygiene audits for the food service environment.

Ensure consumer confidence in restaurant and catering operations with a hygiene audit scheme that enables measurable improvements to good hygiene practices.

What is the Hygiene Monitored (HM) Program?

SGS HM Program is a global, independent, checklist-based audit program that has been specifically designed for businesses in the food service sector – restaurants, fast food outlets, supermarkets/convenience stores, service stations with food service operations, food retail and catering units. It targets the entire premises, including kitchens, seating areas and supermarket aisles, and is focused on delivering measurable improvements in hygiene and food safety standards to ensure and build consumer confidence.

HM mark

Displaying the HM mark is a visual demonstration to consumers that your business operates a credible and independently verified hygiene and food safety culture. It shows your business has a specific sampling and testing regime in place that reinforces effective cleaning and disinfecting practices and validates the operation’s overall hygiene standard.

Customized solution

HM can be tailored to the individual requirements of your business and the strict quality control procedures required in each country in which you operate. We can apply the program to operations of varying complexity and risk, allowing you to compare different businesses under your ownership. By measuring your performance against the established benchmark provided by our program, you can use it as the basis for your own reward or performance measurement scheme(s). Our online reporting capabilities allow to access performance real time, monitor trends over time and make comparisons according to area, region or brand.

Why choose HM solutions from SGS?

We are recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the global food supply industry. Wherever you operate in the world, our experts are ready to support your business with effective testing, inspection and certification services that help you minimize risks and optimize outcomes.

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