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Food safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC)
FSSAI had made Training mandatory of all Central and State Licensed FBOs under FSS Act, October 06th 2017*. Each Food Business Operator, exceeding specified head count needs to have at least one trained & certified person in their business premises to ensure food safety. The FSSAI shall provide training programs in food safety and standards for people who are in the food businesses, whether as food business operators or employees or otherwise. DNV GL is authorized to provide training under this programme. We are conducting a range of In-house and Open training for Individuals and corporates alike.

FSS Act, October 06th 2017

Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC) is an initiative by FSSAI whereby food safety trainings are conducted for target groups in the food business to maximise knowledge and awareness of food safety regulations and policies to ensure food safety and hygiene. 

ABOUT THE COURSE:

FOSTAC offers nine different types of courses meant for different types of food business on different competency level. 

Mode of Delivery

The training programs for the Food Safety Supervisors at all 3 levels (viz. Basic, Advanced and Special) would be conducted through the classroom sessions.
The content for FOSTAC has been created by our experts to address the specific needs of each of these identified groups. In addition to the online SNF resources, the training modules are:

Who should attend

Course type
Course duration
Industry focus
Course type
Basic (Level - 1)
Course duration
4 to 6 hours
Industry focus
Street Food Vending; Catering; Manufacturing; Storage & Transport; Retail & Distribution.
Course type
Advance (Level -2)
Course duration
8 hours
Industry focus
Catering; Manufacturing; Storage & Transport; Retail & Distribution.
Course type
Special (Level - 3)
Course duration
4 to 8 hours
Industry focus
Milk & Milk Products; Meat & Poultry; Fish & Seafood; Packaged Water; Bakery; Oil.

FOSTAC Training courses

Course code
Course name
Duration
Target FBO
Other Target group
Course code
1.1
Course name
Level 1 (Basic) Food Safety Supervisor - Street Food vending
Duration
4 hours/ Open to all. 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Permanent or temporary stall holders.
Examples: Street Food Vendors, tea stalls, petty retailers of snack/ tea at bus stand, railway platform.
Other Target group
Open to all
Course code
1.2
Course name
Level 1 (Basic) Food Safety Supervisor- Catering
Duration
6 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Registered food businesses in cateringsector. Examples : Tiffin Services, food truck, small canteens, sweet shops, home based catering, dhaba, boarding houses serving food, places of worship, etc.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the catering industry, students & professionals.
Course code
1.3
Course name
Level 1 (Basic) Food Safety Supervisor- Manufacturing
Duration
6 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Registered food businesses in manufacturing/ processing sector. Examples: Small Bakery, dairy units, vegetable oil processing units, slaughtering units, meat processing units, other food processing units including relabellers & repackers.

Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the manufacturing sector, students & professionals.
Course code
1.4
Course name
Level 1 (Basic) Food Safety Supervisor - Storage & Transport
Duration
6 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Registered food businesses in storage and transport sector. Example: direct sellers, small godowns, specialized transport vehicles like insulated vans
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the storage and transport sector at small scale, students & professionals.
Course code
2.1
Course name
Level 2 (Advanced) Food Safety Supervisor - Catering
Duration
8 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses in catering sector. Examples: Restaurants, hotels, QSRs, places of worship, canteens, caterers, flight catering, rail catering.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the catering industry, students & professionals.
Course code
2.2
Course name
Level 2 (Advanced) Food S a f e t y S u p e r v i s o r - Manufacturing
Duration
8 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses in manufacturing/ processing sector. Examples: Bakery, dairy units*, vegetable oil processing units, slaughtering units, meat processing units, other food processing units including relabellers & repackers.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the manufacturing sector, students & professionals.
Course code
2.3
Course name
Level 2 (Advanced) Food Safety Supervisor- Storage & Transport
Duration
8 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses in storage and transport. Examples : Warehouse, cold/ refrigerated stores, specialized transport vehicles like insulated vans.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the storage and transport sector at large scale, students& professionals.
Course code
3.1
Course name
Level 3 (Special) Milk and milk products
Duration
8 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses in manufacturing/ processing in a dairy unit.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the manufacturing sector, students & professionals.
Course code
3.2
Course name
Level 3 (Special) Fish and Fishery products Meat and meat products
Duration
8 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses in manufacturing/ processing in Fish and Fishery products, Meat and meat products
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the manufacturing sector, students & professionals.
Course code
3.3
Course name
Level 3 (Special) Food Safety Supervisor for Manufacturing - Fish & Seafood

Duration
4 hours/ 1 Day
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses into manufacturing/ processing of fish and other seafood.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the fish and other seafood industry, students & professionals.
Course code
3.4
Course name
Level 3 (Special) Package drinking water
Duration
8 hours/ 1-2 Days
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses in manufacturing/ processing in packaged drinking water.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the manufacturing sector, students & professionals.
Course code
3.5
Course name
Level 3 (Special) Food Safety Supervisor for Manufacturing- Bakery
Duration
4 hours/1 Day
Target FBO
Licensed food businesses into manufacturing of bakery products.
Other Target group
Any individual intending to enter the bakery industry, students & professionals.

Food Safety Training and Certification (FOSTAC)

FOSTAC Advance Manufacturer Training
Location
Dates
Online
Location
Mumbai
Dates
05 April 2018
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Location
Hyderabad
Dates
10 April 2018
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Location
Delhi
Dates
16 April 2018
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