Poonam Bajaj, Assistant professor (Nutrition science) at D. Y. Patil University, School of hospitality and tourism studies organized the Food Safety Supervisor training under Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) Program conducted by Hotel and Restaurants Association of Western India (HRAWI) on 19th January, 2019. The program trained 40 candidates at School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Navi Mumbai. As per FSSAI recommendations all licensed food businesses must have at least one trained and certified Food Safety Supervisor under FoSTaC for every 25 food handlers in each premise. The aim of this program was to make the students aware of food safetyas well as to be helpful to the candidates for future placement and assist in establishing and maintaining their own food enterprises. FSSAI principal objective to organize these training sessions is to keep them informed about the latest developments and changing trends of food regulations and handling practices. They also take into account every minute detail of a food process by scientific standards to ensure food safety compliance and regulation right from their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensuring provision of safe and wholesome food that fits human consumption.
The faculty of the sessions comprised eminent trainer Mr. Praveen Andrews, Technical Manager, Parikshan who is also a Master Trainer certified by FSSAI. Mr. Praveen trained 40 students on various aspects of food safety, food quality standards and food adulteration detection session. The session was held with the support of HRAWI members Mr. Glenford Pinto and Mr. Sandeep Bhaud. Post Lunch Mr. Praveen demonstrated food adulteration and its detection session which made the training more interesting and enlightened the students. This was followed by classroom assessment session.
'Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.' - Albert Einstein