Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC)
FSSAI had made Training mandatory of all Central and State Licensed FBOs under FSS Act, October 06th 2017*. Each Food Business Operator, exceeding specified head count needs to have at least one trained & certified person in their business premises to ensure food safety. The FSSAI shall provide training programs in food safety and standards for people who are in the food businesses, whether as food business operators or employees or otherwise. NISHE is authorized to provide training under this programme. We are conducting a range of In-house and Open training for Individuals and corporates alike.
17 types of Competence based certification programmes are available under FoSTaC. Duration of each course is of 8 to 12 hours spreading over 1 to 2 days. Course have been developers by domain experts and visited by expert committee of FSSAI. Training manuals are based on general hygiene or manufacturing practices as detailed under schedule 4 of FSS Regulation courses have been divided into following 3 levels.
Basic level certification are meant for food business. Duration of each course is of 4 hours. Course are: –
(1) Street Food Vending,(2) Catering,(3) Manufacturing / Processing,(4) Storage & Transport, and (5) Retail & Distribution
Advanced courses and certification are for State & Central Licensed food business. Duration of each course is 8 hours. Course are: –
(1) Catering (2) Manufacturing / Processing, (3) Storage & Transport, and (5) Retail & Distribution
Special course have been developed for high risk food business or The food business which require special attention. Duration of special course is 8-12 hours. Spread over 1-2 days. Course are: –
(1) Milk & Milk Products, (2) Meat & Poultry, (3) Fish & Sea Food, (4) Packaged Water, (5) Bakery (Level 1), (6) Bakery (Level 2), (7) Edible Oil and Fat, (8) Health Supplement
Additional training courses including customised courses could be introduced in due course as the need arises. Currently, courses are being offered on face to face mode, while this would be continued, but subject to availability of credible training partners, some of the courses could be allowed through online mode as well. FSSAI has created training content for the above courses. The same is currently available in English and is being translated in Hindi and 10regional languages.
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes