Eastern Railway in collaboration with Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) organised food safety training where 29 trainees including 14 designated officers, nine joint food safety commissioners and 6 food safety officers from almost all the zones of Indian Railways participated.
The faculties have been nominated by FSSAI and all of them are experts on Food Safety. The training programme was inaugurated by Dr S Kumar, chief medical director, Eastern Railway. The topics of the training programme included duties and responsibilities of officials of Indian Railways regarding Food Safety, details of Food Safety and Standard Act, procedure of sampling of food, surveillance, monitoring and risk allowance, adjudication, packaging & levelling and also understanding & documentation of regulatory compliance.
The trainees were also taken to Netaji Subhash International Airport to know the system of handing facility in this airport. The training programme also included interactive participation of the trainees and live demonstration of online licensing and registration of food establishment. On the concluding day, Dr S Kumar, chief medical director, ER and Godhuli Mukherjee, commissioner of food safety, government of West Bengal participated in the valedictory session. (EOIC)