INDIA – The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), in a proactive collaboration with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has taken a significant step towards enhancing food safety practices in the hospitality industry.

Recently, the two organizations conducted their latest Food Safety Supervisor Training in Advance Catering (FoSTaC) programme at the Jakson Inns in Phaltan, Satara.

Attended by 36 hospitality professionals, the training aimed to equip them with essential knowledge and skills to ensure safe and healthy food practices, reflecting the growing importance of health consciousness and food safety awareness.

The FoSTaC programme, inaugurated by esteemed dignitaries, including Vivekanand – Trainer, Shailesh Rajadhyaksha – General Manager, Jakson Gourmet, Ashish Ranjan – General Manager, Jakson Inn, Rakhi Bansali – Executive Assistant to Managing Director, and Bharti Vania – Senior Sales Manager, underscores the industry’s commitment to meeting consumer expectations for health and food safety.

In an era where consumers prioritize their well-being, ensuring safe and healthy food practices becomes paramount for hospitality establishments.

Phaltan’s unique offerings and its burgeoning status as a prominent tourist destination made it an ideal choice to host the latest FoSTaC programme.

By holding the training in this vibrant hospitality hub, HRAWI aimed to empower hospitality professionals in Satara with the necessary skills and knowledge to elevate food safety standards in the region.

The programme’s success and its positive impact on the industry showcase the dedication of HRAWI and FSSAI towards promoting safe and healthy food practices.

Pradeep Shetty, President of HRAWI, emphasized the industry’s commitment to meeting the growing demands for health and food safety from consumers.

“In an era where consumers prioritize health and food safety, it is imperative that our industry lives up to their expectations. By empowering hospitality professionals in Satara with the necessary skills and knowledge, we aim to further elevate the standards of safe and healthy food practices in this thriving hospitality hub.

“We are immensely proud of the success of this initiative, and our dedication in this direction remains steadfast,” he stated.

HRAWI’s collaboration with FSSAI through the FoSTaC programme has been remarkably successful. Over time, the association has trained and certified 2,647 professionals, empowering them with essential food safety and handling knowledge.

The regularity of such training programmes showcases HRAWI’s commitment to staying updated with new developments and practices in food safety, food handling, and hygiene, ensuring that their members are fully aware and educated to deliver top-notch service to their customers.

The joint efforts of HRAWI and FSSAI have proven to be a formidable force in elevating food safety standards in the hospitality industry.

As they continue to work hand in hand, their unified vision of promoting safe and healthy food practices will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact, not only on the industry but also on the well-being of consumers who place their trust in the establishments they visit.

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