Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) continues to spread awareness on Food Safety Training & Certification Program (FOSTAC) initiated by FSSAI. Being the FSSAI empanelled lead training partner for organized sector across North India, HRANI organized a series of seven training and certification sessions in the month of November, 2017. These sessions comprised of training and certification of Master Trainers (Training of Trainers) in Advance catering and Food Safety Supervisors in Advance catering. The training and certification sessions were held in Nainital (13th Nov), Udaipur (20th & 21st Nov), Jaipur (22nd & 23rd November) and Shimla (24th & 25th Nov).
The objective behind the certification programme is to familiarise the hoteliers and restaurateurs with the finer nuances of food safety and hygiene and to effectively cascade the communication to grass root level in the establishment to uniformly implement the process.
The faculty of the sessions comprised of eminent experts Dr. V. Pasupathy, Food Scientist and Certified lead Auditor on Food Safety Management Systems; Dr. Khurshed Alam Khan, Divisional Manager, Head Research & Development, ITC Hotels; Mr. Sanjay R. Verghese, Director Materials & Food Safety, Ms Jagruti Arun Shete, Head Quality Assurance, Manager Hygiene – Hotel J W Marriott Mumbai Sahar;
The Session witnessed the presence of FSSAI officials Ms. Pritha Tripathi, Scientist (IV)I (Training), Mr. Soumalya Banerjee, Assistant Director (Training), FSSAI, Ms. Heena Yadav, Consultant,
All the sessions were well attended by the food handlers of member unit of the Association.