In a bid to enhance food safety standards across the state, the health department has enforced mandatory Food Safety Training (FSST) and Certification for all food business operators. This new requirement, effective immediately, mandates that applicants undergo a two-hour training session and obtain a certificate before obtaining or renewing their food licenses.
As part of the state government's 100-day action plan, a training session was conducted on Thursday at the farmer's building to meet the targets set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for food security and drug control. A total of 125 food business operators participated in three batches.
The state government issued directives on January 25, 2024, outlining the necessity of this training. The initiative aims to ensure that food establishments uphold stringent safety protocols, benefitting both consumers and businesses alike.
Applicants can complete the mandatory training online as part of the licensing process. The training covers essential aspects of food safety, equipping operators with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain hygienic practices in their establishments.
Offline training sessions conducted by the health department cater to a range of businesses, including hotel owners, dairy operators, confectioners, and catering business proprietors.
Recent training sessions in Udaipur saw the conclusion of the initial three batches, held at the Farmer's Building. Scheduled sessions at prominent locations, such as the premises of Saras Dairy in Govardhan Vilas Hiran Magri Sector 14, demonstrate the broad reach of the initiative.
Notably, the training is currently provided free of charge, reflecting the government's commitment to promoting food safety practices across the state.