Rajouri: Food Safety Department organises FOSTAC training for FBOs as per FSSAI guidelines

 

RAJOURI : The Department of Food Safety today organised a Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) training program for the food business operators on basic hygiene, sanitation, storage and other important parameters related to food safety.

The training program was organised on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan, and inaugurated by the Additional District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Pawan Kumar.

It is pertinent to mention here that FSSAI has made FOSTAC training mandatory for all Central and State Licensed FBOs under FSS Act, October the 06th 2017. Each Food Business Operator, exceeding specified headcount needs to have at least one trained & certified person in their business premises to ensure food safety. The training will help food handlers to gain advanced expertise and adhere to the required guidelines in order to provide clean, hygienic, safe food to the customers.

Addressing the participants, the ADDC asked the Food Business Operators to keep good quality food and maintain hygienic practices including personal hygiene and sanitation of the food chain right from farther m to plate and keep the infrastructure and surrounding neat and clean.

He also urged them to adopt and disseminate a clear message to use fortified food and limit consumption of high fat, sugar and salt foods.

Food Business Operators were also asked to strictly adhere to the norms of the Food and Safety act besides they were also warned of the action if they are found violating the necessary guidelines of the act.

It is pertinent to mention here that the training was imparted to the participants by empanelled training partners notified by the FSSAI.

 

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