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FSSAI moves forward towards providing Food Safety in all Bhawans of States, UTs & canteens

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is actively engaged in enhancing the food safety ecosystem nationwide through its Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) program. As part of this initiative, FSSAI is providing training to food handlers at State/UT Bhawans and government office canteens in the National Capital.

Training sessions have already been conducted at four State Bhawans, namely Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Sikkim, ensuring all food handlers receive necessary training. Additionally, sessions have been held at the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), North Block. These efforts aim to elevate food safety standards across State/UT Bhawans and government office canteens. Future training sessions are scheduled for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Manipur Bhawans, with plans to extend training to all government office canteens.

This initiative aligns with the commitment made by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on June 7, 2023, to train 25 lakh food business operators over the next three years, commemorating World Food Safety Day. It signifies a significant stride towards creating a safer and healthier food environment for the citizens of India.