The Hotels and Restaurants Association, Western India (HRAWI) will be hosting a workshop to educate the industry on the Food Safety and Standards Act of India 2006 (FSSAI) at the International Centre in Goa on February 7, 2013.
The seminar, which will be conducted by Dr V Pasupathy, a well known food scientist and consultant to FHRAI in FSSAI matters, is the last of a series of successful workshops held across Western India to create awareness for the industry of this new ambitious law ie, Food Safety & Standards Act. The seminar will also provide an overview of new licencing requirements such as the ‘Food Business Operator’ licence, as establishments have to now acquire this licence by February 2013.
Dr Pasupathy will delve into topics that include food safety management system, corrective and preventive action, sampling procedures, legal overview of the FSSAI as well as highlight matters relating to adjudication and prosecution under the act.
Pradeep Shetty, Chairman of legal sub-committee at HRAWI, said, “FSSAI was primarily created to lay down scientific standards to ensure the safe and healthy consumption of food in the country. HRAWI has welcomed the said new law which has subsumed all existing food related laws, albeit with certain caveats that have represented to the Union Government. The implementation of FSSAI affects our members including millions of small businesses connected with food. As the industry body, HRAWI endeavours to enable member establishments to make the transition smoothly and meet the criteria laid down by the act. We are immensely pleased with the success of our seminars that have been attended by thousands of participants across Western India.”
The workshop is open to owners, general managers, operational heads, chefs, F&B managers, hygiene managers, engineers, quality control executives, materials managers, and housekeepers from hotels and restaurants.
By IHR Staff