Health and Safety Protocols
The Brazilian food and beverage industry is monitored by the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária - Anvisa). Anvisa is responsible for establishing and monitoring food norms and quality standards. Graded's kitchen staff follow all Anvisa protocols when handling food to ensure safety at all stages, including supplier selection, purchasing and receiving, transportation, packaging, preparation, and serving. All employees maintain excellent hygiene practices and undergo periodic health exams. They also participate in ongoing food handling training. The following kitchen practices are required by law:
- Maintenance of a clean kitchen
- Separation of raw and cooked foods to avoid cross-contamination
- Thorough cooking of food
- Storage of food at safe temperatures
During lunch, kitchen staff serve students at a buffet station, which is outfitted with acrylic shields to prevent contamination.