In order to fulfil their responsibility and ensure self-compliance, FBOs need to engage in capacity building of their employees and their upstream and downstream supply chains, through systematic and structured training programmes.
To help FBOs fulfil this responsibility, FSSAI has developed Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) ecosystem for FBOs across the food value chain. FSSAI, through eminent domain experts, has developed 16 courses at 3 levels - Basic, Advanced and Special, targeting different sectors of Food Business including Catering, Manufacturing, Storage, Retail and Transport and also for product specific areas including Milk, Meat & Poultry, Oil etc. These are short duration courses of 4 to 12 hours, which can be delivered in online or offline mode and focus on FSMS practices, GHP and GMP.
It would be the responsibility of each FBO to have at least one person trained and certified as a Food Safety Supervisor in each of their premises. Each supervisor would in turn train all other food handlers in the facility. Over the next 2 years, all licensed FBOs are expected to have their trained and certified Food Safety Supervisors in position.
Food Safety Training and Certification(FoSTaC) for Food Safety Supervisors / Food Handlers