It is mandatory for hotels and restaurants to have at least one person trained in food safety in order to check adulteration in food, according to the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
FSSAI CEO, Mr Pawan Kumar Agarwal, said, “A two-month training module has been conceived to impart the knowledge essential for maintaining hygiene standards in hotels and restaurants in compliance with the Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations.”
The food safety trained and certified supervisor will ensure providing safe and nutritious food to consumers. The person who will be trained will pass on his lessons to the other staff.
He further added that the FSSAI had launched a food safety training and certification programme (FoSTaC), with 19 short courses, from basic to advanced and specialised courses for street food vendors, restaurants chefs, caterers, food business operators as well as the general public.