Viviana Mall organises FOSTAC training for FBOs as per FSSAI guidelines


Mumbai’s Viviana Mall becomes the first shopping centre of the country to arrange Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) as per the guidelines set by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). This training session was organised under the presence of Suresh Deshmukh, Joint Commissioner (Food) Konkan Division, FDA, Thane. This session was attended by many big players in the business alongside 29 participants.

One of the trainers, Krishna Dabhade, Assistant Commissioner (Food), FDA, Thane Said, “The training will help food handlers to gain advanced expertise and adhere to the required guidelines in order to provide clean, hygienic, safe food to the customers. We have launched our mascots ’Master Sehat’ and ’MS Sehat’ as approved by FSSAI of healthy individuals. Through the mascot, we aim to reach more than 20 lakh plus food operators and customers in a span of a year.”

In order to align with the future guidelines or policies by FSSAI, Viviana Mall organized this training for the food establishments present inside the mall. FOSTAC programme developed by FSSAI will help in maintaining hygiene and food safety implementation at food establishments. FSSAI is looking to introduce a mandatory of having at least one trained and certified food safety supervisor in each food service establishment very soon in future.

Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Deshmukh said, “FDA’s main objective is to provide clean, safe and hygienic food and we are glad that Viviana Mall has become a part of this initiative.”

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