The Orange Circle hygiene certificate given by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to food and beverage and accommodation businesses in partnership with the Izmir Foundation has included "package service".
The area of the Orange Circle application, which highlights Izmir as a healthy and reliable destination, is expanding. The Orange Circle hygiene certificate given by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to food and beverage and accommodation businesses in partnership with the Izmir Foundation has included package service. The Metropolitan Municipality updated the certificate program due to the new regulations during the pandemic period, as enterprises tend to "take-and-take" and "take away" services. In line with the principles of "reliability" and "sustainability", "package service criteria" were also included in the program, following the food, beverage and accommodation criteria.
Everything from the package container to the service vehicle will be inspected
The Tourism Hygiene Executive Board, which convened online under the coordination of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Foreign Relations and Tourism Department, determined the "package service" criteria consisting of 8 items. According to the new regulation, 10 percent of the Orange Circle evaluation criteria are reserved for "take away".
Businesses that offer package service according to the new criteria will be audited for important issues such as the storage conditions of the containers used in product packaging, the disinfection of the package service vehicles, the availability of hand disinfectant in the vehicles, and the option of contactless delivery.
Applications are online
The communication, transportation and location information of all businesses that are entitled to receive the Orange Circle certificate www.turuncucemberizmir.com can be reached easily from. Businesses that offer "come and take" and "take away" services will also be able to apply for the Orange Circle certificate program free of charge, like all other food and beverage and accommodation establishments.
Who are the members of the Tourism Hygiene Executive Board?
Under the coordination of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tourism Branch Directorate, in the Tourism Hygiene Executive Board, which creates the "Hygiene Criteria", Yaşar University Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department Head Assoc. Dr. Seda Genç, Deputy Director of Provincial Culture and Tourism Kaan Erge, Izmir Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers Union Food Unit Manager Yusuf Vangöl, Aegean Touristic Enterprises and Accommodation Association President Mehmet İşler, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Head of Community Health Department Sertaç Dölek, Izmir Tourist Guides Chamber President Macit Şaşzade and TÜRSAB Aegean Region Representation Board Chairman Kıvanç Meriç are present.
The application started in the summer of 2020
The Orange Circle certificate program was implemented in the summer of 2020 with the aim of making İzmir a hygienic, healthy and safe destination during the pandemic process. The "Orange Circle" certificate, which is given as a guarantee that the businesses in Izmir provide hygienic service to their visitors, attracted great attention in a short time. A large number of enterprises that passed the audits of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and district municipalities and could get the necessary points based on the determined criteria were entitled to receive the Orange Circle certificate.