under FSSAI’s FoSTaC Programme
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) in association with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been conducting training sessions in food safety and hygiene for hospitality professionals in the Western region. The programme known as Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) has been specially designed for the Indian Food and Beverage Operators (FBOs) to improve and maintain food quality and hygiene standards. Over the last two years, HRAWI has continually promoted and conducted FoSTaC workshops and recently crossed a milestone by successfully training and certifying 1051 hospitality professionals under the programme.
“We recently conducted five more of the FoSTaC programmes over the months of October and November. We are happy to announce that HRAWI’s efforts backed by FSSAI’s support has accomplished getting 1051 personnel trained and certified in food safety and hygiene from several hotels and restaurants from across the Western region. We hope to cover as many establishments as possible from the region. We thank the FSSAI for equipping us with all the required resources in executing this activity,” says Mr Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, President, HRAWI.
The latest FoSTaC programmes were conducted between the 31st of October, 2018 and 16th of November, 2018 in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune. The training sessions were conducted by certified FSSAI trainers and a total of 171 hospitality professionals were certified through these sessions.
“It is mandatory for FBOs to obtain FSSAI Supervisory Training and Certification under FoSTaC programme. Individual Establishments across the country are required to get their personnel trained by 31st December, 2018. Failing to do so will result in licenses being withdrawn and new establishments will not be issued the same. The FSSAI, under the leadership of Shri Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer is making great efforts at bringing about a change in the safety and hygiene standards in the country. HRAWI urges its members as well as non-member FBOs to get their personnel trained and certified at the earliest,” concludes Mr Kohli.
HRAWI has announced one more FoSTaC programme scheduled to take place on 6th December, 2018 at the Taj Vivanta Blue Diamond.