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Caterers to be FDA certified for food safety

Food and Drug Administration, Goa in collaboration with Envirocare Labs, Pune,  conducted a training programme for the catering fraternity recently. The programme was   inaugurated by  Jyoti Sardesai, director, FDA-Goa and Nilesh Amritkar, managing dirtector, Envirocare. Around 40 catering firms participated in the training held at the conference hall,  FDA office, Bambolim

As per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, it is mandatory for every food operator to have the services of at least one certified personnel for every twenty five employees trained under the Food Safety Training and Certification Scheme of FSSAI. In order to fulfil this requirement FSSAI had identified certain training partners to perform the task of which Envirocare is one of the partners.

The certificates for the training programme will be generated through the online system, which will be valid for two years and thereafter every participant will have to undergo refresher training for further renewal of certificate.

The FDA has asked all food operators to enrol for the training at the earliest as the deadline set for the completion of the mandatory training and certification is December 31, 2018. An upcoming training sessionto to be held in the last week of June 2018 will  focus on packaged drinking water and beverage manufacturers.

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