Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India organises series of Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) sessions in Advance Catering for Supervisors in Delhi, Jodhpur and Chandigarh

After successfully conducting 21 sessions of Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) in Advance Catering for Supervisors in various cities of northern India, HRANI organizes the three more sessions on April 5, 2018 (The Umrao, Delhi); April 7, 2018 (Chandra Imperial, Jodhpur) and April 9, 2018 ( Maya Hotel, Chandigarh)

April 5, 2018 @ The Umrao, New Delhi

The session was attended by food handlers from member establishments of HRANI. The faculty of the sessions comprised eminent trainer Mr. Praveen Andrews, Technical Manager, Parikshan who is also a Master Trainer certified by FSSAI. The session was held in New Delhi with the help of Mr Virender Teotia, Director, The Umrao, New Delhi.

April 7, 2018 @ Chandra Imperial Hotel, Jodhpur

The 23rd session of Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) in Advance Catering for Supervisors was initiated in Jodhpur by the state Representative, Mr Deepak Parihar, Member, Managing Committee, HRANI. Mr Parihar is the Managing Director of Kalinga Hotel, Jodhpur.

Mr. Vikas Gupta, Professor in Amity University was the eminent trainer for the session. The session was held with the support of HRANI member. HRANI acknowledges the support of Mrs Chandra Boob Director, Chandra Imperial Hotel, Jodhpur for hosting the session. The participants at the session in Jodhpur included food experts and handlers of hospitality industry.

April 9, 2018 @ Maya Hotel, Chandigarh

While welcoming the participants at the session, Mr. Sanjay Sood, President, HRANI stated that “Accesses to safe and hygienic food are pre-requisites for a healthy and happy citizenry and working towards the endeavour of providing safe food to all, FSSAI has initiated Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) programme under capacity building scheme and has mandated all FBO’s having Central or Sate license of FSSAI having at least one trained and certified Food Safety Supervisor for every 25 food handlers or part thereof on all their premises”.

He further stated that the Food Safety Supervisor will be nominated by the owner of a food business organization (FBO) and may be the business owner, manager or an employee who is in charge of Food Safety in their organization. The Food Safety Supervisor will have the responsibility of ensuring hygiene and food safety implementation in their respective establishments. Food Safety Supervisor will need to undergo training and get certified from the Training Partners recognized by FSSAI. The supervisor will be a conduit between FSSAI and FBO.

The objective to organize these sessions is to ensure that each FBO has trained supervisor certified by FSSAI who will be well versed with Food safety and standards and FSSAI compliant. The supervisor will be a conduit between FSSAI and FBO said Ankit Gupta, Hony. Joint Secretary, HRANI.

The faculty at Chandigarh included eminent trainer Chef Sanjiv Verma who has his restaurant by the name of Pashtun in Chandigarh and Mr. Yashik Aggarwal as Assessor, a Master Trainer certified by FSSAI. Mr Yashik Aggarwal is an hotelier and owns A.P. Residency in Ambala.

The session was held in Chandigarh with the help and support of Sh. Surinder Jeet Singh, Director, Maya Hotel, Chandigarh and Sh. Gurvinder Juneja, Partner, Pashtun Restaurant.

HRANI under the able leadership of Mr. Sanjay Sood, President, HRANI is playing a lead role to educate its members on the same and will continue to organize the FOSTAC programs in all cities of northern India stated Mrs Renu Thapliyal, Secretary General, HRANI