Come 2017 and plans to make a reform began to take shape. Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) programme started to come into existence. FSSAI initially launched the TOT – Train the Trainer Programme which included FSSAI officials training the Trainers of different Food Safety Training Organisations in the different courses. These FoSTaC training partners now are certified to conduct these trainings PAN-India.
Come August 2017 and the first round of Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Training began across the nation.
The latest amendment is a document from FSSAI which talks about the initiative, the kind of trainings and the number of certified partner compliance agencies for the same. According to the initiative,
Mr. Ashwin Bhadri, CEO – Equinox Consulting (Certified FoSTaC Training Partner) says that people always spoke to him about this. “My interaction about compliance always ended with Food Handlers requiring a standard training programme. Compliance with Food Law will see an all-new high post this implementation.”
3 Levels are introduced for each kind of training pieces based on the level of difficulties, the time duration of the course and the targeted audience.
All the training content is prepared by FSSAI and is available in English, with translations in Hindi and other regional languages.
Equinox Consulting has conducted over 17 trainings PAN-India, training over 350 food handlers across multiple states. As India’s leading Compliance Consultancy, the company focuses on providing trainings, both in-house and on-site.
FoSTaC Trainings will be made mandatory in phases over the next 2 years. Many new implementations will be in place over time to help in the smooth transition of the amendment.
Source: Equinox Labs