Sunday, January 9, 2011

TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FOOD SAFETY OFFICERS

PROCEEDINGS IN THE TRAINING OF TRAINERS PROGRAM OF SOUTHERN STATES’ FOOD SAFETY OFFICERS AT CHENNAI.
                        The Central Government is keenly taking steps to implement the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. In an effort in that way, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has organized a five days Training of Trainers Program for Food Safety Officers of Southern states viz. Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, AndhraPradesh, Pondichery and Andaman and Nicobar Island. 



                        The following subjects were discussed:
DAY-1: FOOD NUTRITION & FOOD SAFETY.
              FOOD PROCESSING &TECHNOLOGY
              EMERGING ISSUES IN FOOD PROCESSING
              CODES INDIA- ROLES &RESPONSIBILITIES 
DAY-2:FOOD SAFETY &STANDARDS ACT,2006
              FUNCTIONS,DUTIES&RESPONSIBILITIES OF FOOD SAFETY 
               REGULATORS
              IMPLEMENTATION OF FSS ACT,2006
             OFFENCES IN FOOD TRIALS(CASE STUDY)&PROCEDURE TO LAUNCH     
             PROSECUTION.
            (AFTER HIS CLASS, FOOD INSPECTOR A.R.SANKARALINGAM(MYSELF) 
             DISCUSSED THE CASE-LAWS IN FAVOUR OF PROSECUTION)

DAY-3:INSPECTION OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS,MANUFACTURING UNITS
             SPECIAL ESTABLISHMENT INSPECTION.
            FIELD VISIT TO FOOD PROCESSING UNIT.
            (WE VISITED THE "FRUITNIK" COMPANY AT CHENNAI) 
                                          
DAY-4 SAMPLING OF FOOD ; FOOD LABORATORY,VISIT TO FOOD LAB
             We visited "Sargam Laboratories" at Chennai which is well  equipped with modern equipments to analyse food, food packaging materials, aflatoxins,etc. Dr.Annapoorani explained in detail. A very nice place to visit and a place which every one should visit.
DAY-5-CONCEPTS OF FOOD SAFETY &QUALITY MANAGEMENT
             FOOD SAFETY PLAN, FOOD SURVEILANCE, RISK ANALYSIS.
THIRU.VIJAY SARDANA AND MS.CHINMAYEE TOOK CLASSES ABOUT FOOD SURVEILANCE & CONCEPTS OF FOOD SAFETY &QUALITY MANAGEMENT RESPECTIVELY.
                                      
                              HE SESSION ENDED IN THE EVENING WITH VALEDICTION.TAMILNADU DIRECTOR THIRU.R.VIJAY,CSS., DISTRIBUTED THE CERTIFICATES TO THE PARTICIPANTS. DR.DONGARE GAVE SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MY PRESENTATION INFRONT OF THE DIRECTOR, WHILE I WENT TO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE. I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR HONORING ME IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL THE PARTICIPANTS.

 

4 comments:

sakthi said...

WE ARE AWAITING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW ACT.THANK YOU.

RAJAMANICKAM said...

We are expecting the FSSA implementation.But authorities delayed the implementation.We learn t more points in the new FSSAct2006 but we are slowly loose memories because of late implementation.Some of our friends are going to retire very soon. Food safety officer Trained Persons retirement starts from Jan-2011 onwards.

FOOD said...

LET US HOPE FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN THIS MONTH. THANKq.

johnseomaven said...

Running a safe kitchen requires knowledge and skills in different food handling procedures. The process of preparing food or meal is quite different in a home kitchen compared to a restaurant. This is the reason why Food Hygiene Certification is designed for food handlers (like caterers) to maintain proper cleanliness and prevent contamination while preparing food for customers.