FSSAI – Indian food regulator’s Training Division, has issued a calendar scheduling the Training of Trainers (ToT) programme for various courses under the (Food Safety Training and Certification) FoSTaC scheme and asked interested candidates to apply through the registration link provided in the notice issued by the food authority – as reported by fnbnews.
The courses include basic & advanced catering, basic & advanced manufacturing for the four regions including northern region, southern region, eastern region and western region. The courses were available in local languages as well at some places.
The notice meanwhile says that only 20 participants were allowed for each ToT course and the link may be closed before the last date ranging from September 25 to October 4, 2022, if enough eligible applications were received.
Meanwhile, the food authority decided to withdraw the online mode of training for FoSTaC (Food Safety Training and Certification) courses, as the pandemic situation was subsiding.
The notice issued by the FSSAI says, “The online mode of training of FoSTaC courses is revoked with immediate effect.”
The courses include advanced manufacturing general, milk, milk products, animal meat and meat products, poultry, poultry products, fish and fish products, packaged water, bakery level 2, edible oils and fats, health supplements, alcoholic beverages, organic food products, and advanced retail and distribution programmes.
According to the FSSAI, no new online training will be allowed in the FoSTaC portal for the courses for which the online mode was withdrawn. However, there are certain courses offered both online and offline until further orders.
These online courses include basic catering –integrated child development services, midday meal, and basic manufacturing, retail distribution, storage and transport along with street food vending.
Also, Food Regulator of India FSSAI has made stringent guidelines for Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) programme and made provisions for enrolment, attendance, and assessment with geotagged videos for presence of candidates.