Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) recently concluded its 27th Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) program on June 5, 2018 at The Leela Udaipur.

HRANI has so far trained and certified nearly 1000 hospitality professionals in the Northern region under FSSAI’s Master Trainer and Supervisory Training Programmes. Each program has been witnessing good participation and every session has imparted new knowledge to hoteliers and restaurateurs in food safety and hygiene.

FOSTAC @ Udaipur

Food handlers from various restaurants and hotels attended the session for their mandatory FoSTaC certification. Sh Ravi Kant Patel, Master Trainer certified by FSSAI who is also the Executive Sous Chef with HRH Group of Hotels elucidated the importance of maintaining food hygiene standards in hotels and restaurants. Ms. Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General of HRANI was also a part of the session. During her address, she put forth her views on food hygiene and commended FSSAI for the incredible success of the initiative. She also thanked the management of The Leela Palace, Udaipur for hosting the session.

Contributing to the 1st year completion celebrations of FoSTaC in the month of May, 2018, HRANI conducted two more Food Safety Training and Certification Programs.

FOSTAC @ Faridabad

On May 19, 2018, the session was held at Radisson Blu, Faridabad, where the faculty comprised eminent trainer Mr. Vikas Gupta, who is a Professor in School of Hospitality at Amity University (Noida). The Eros Group hosted the session. While welcoming the participants at the session, Ms. Renu Thapliyal Secretary General HRANI said, "We are happy to be a part of the FoSTaC family as Training Partners and celebrating the FoSTaC anniversary. This step taken towards food safety will go a long way in enhancing customer experience and generating credibility for the food industry."

FOSTAC @ New Delhi

On May 23, 2018, the second session was held at The Oberoi, New Delhi. The widely known celebrity Chef who is also the Corporate Executive Chef with Radisson Hotel Group, Mr. Rakesh Sethi was the guest trainer. He was accompanied by Ms. Pritha Tripathi, Scientist (IV), (Training), FSSAI.

Mr. Rakesh Sethi kept the participants engaged in the session, and shared with them his valuable experience of having been in the industry for a long time. The session was well attended by food experts and handlers of hospitality industry. HRANI acknowledges the support of Executive Chef, Mr Rohit Gambhir and the management of The Oberoi for hosting the program

As it has now been made mandatory by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for all food businesses that have Central or State Licence to have at least one trained and certified food handler for every 25 food handlers in all their premises, the FoSTaC certified Food Safety Supervisor will be a conduit between FSSAI and the Food Business Operator.