HRAWI and FSSAI’s catering training aims to enhance food safety

HRAWI announced that 2,760 professionals have been successfully trained and certified through FSSAI's training programme

HRAWI conducts FSSAI's FoSTaC programme in Mathern

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) completed the Food Safety Supervisor Training in Advance Catering programme (FoSTaC). This collaborative effort aimed at equipping hospitality professionals with essential knowledge and skills to ensure safe and healthy food practices took place in two prime locations: the Hotel Diplomat in Mumbai on September 25 and Usha Ascot in Matheran on September 26.

During his address, Pradeep Shetty, President of HRAWI, emphasised the programme's importance in today's world, where consumers prioritise health and food safety. He stated, "The collaboration between FSSAI and HRAWI represents our joint commitment to promoting safe and healthy food practices within the hospitality industry.” He also expressed his joy regarding the successful training: “We are proud to have successfully trained and certified close to three thousand hospitality professionals across India’s Western region. Our mission is to continually raise the bar in food safety, ensuring that our patrons enjoy safe and delightful dining experiences," he added. 

A total of 74 hospitality experts participated in these transformative training sessions. At the Hotel Diplomat, the FoSTaC programme was inaugurated by Vivekanand, a distinguished trainer, Gurbir Bedi, owner of the Hotel Diplomat and Joint Honorary Secretary of HRAWI, and Kunal Gujral, Secretary General of HRAWI. Meanwhile, the Usha Ascot session was inaugurated by Vivekanand, Rahul Munot, Resident Manager of Usha Ascot. 

The FoSTaC programme underscores the industry's commitment to meet the demands of health-conscious and food safety-aware consumers. It covers a wide range of essential topics, including food handling, preparation, hygiene, sanitation, and waste management. Participants immerse themselves in these critical areas, gaining a deep understanding of food safety practices and acquiring the skills needed to implement them effectively in their daily operations. 

Nirav Gandhi, Sr. Vice President and Chairman of FSSAI Matters at HRAWI, said, "HRAWI and FSSAI remain dedicated to this collaborative mission of promoting safe and healthy food practices in the hospitality industry. With each successful training session, we take a step closer to ensuring that every dining experience is not just delightful but also safe." 

HRAWI announced that 2,760 professionals have been successfully trained and certified through FSSAI's FoSTaC Training Programme, further elevating the food safety standards in Mumbai and Matheran.


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