FSSAI Advances Food Safety Training in State Bhawans and Government Canteens

In a proactive move to ensure food safety across State Bhawans, Union Territories (UTs), and government canteens, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has initiated training for food handlers. The comprehensive training is part of the Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) program, reflecting FSSAI’s commitment to fortify the nationwide Food Safety Ecosystem.

The FSSAI has successfully conducted training sessions at State Bhawans in Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Sikkim, providing essential knowledge to all food handlers. Additional training has been extended to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in North Block. The focus of these programs is to elevate food safety standards within State/UT Bhawans and government office canteens. Upcoming training sessions are scheduled for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Manipur Bhawans, with plans to extend the FoSTaC program to all canteens within government offices.

This initiative aligns with the ambitious goal announced by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on June 7, 2023, aiming to train 25 lakh food business operators in the next three years. The concerted efforts by FSSAI signify a significant stride toward establishing a safer and healthier food environment for the citizens of India.