Newsletter September - October 2022

FICSI’s Podcast  “Food Vaarta: Listen to Industry Experts” gets  Good Response 

FICSI started a totally new event on World Skill Day with the title – FICSI Food Vaarta, a podcast series. FICSI Food Vaarta had successfully completed nine episodes focusing mainly the industry related topics. Podcast are available on Spotify & Google Podcasts.

List of all Available Podcasts

Episode 1: How to keep the Food Safe? Ensuring Food Safety from Farm to Fork

Guest Speaker: Dr. Prabodh Halde, Head Regulatory, Marico


Episode 2:  Importance of Food Safety Audits

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mamtha Mishra, Food Safety & Hygiene Expert/National Level Resource Person - FSSAI


Episode 3:  Food Frauds and its Prevention in Food Industry

Guest Speaker: Ms. Chinmayee Deulgaonkar, Managing Director, FoodChainID


Episode 4:  Allergen Management in Food Processing Industsry

Guest Speaker: Mr. Sanjay Indani,  Senior Consultant


Episode 5:  Pest Control Management System in Food Industry

Guest Speaker: Mr. Siddharth Balwani, Managing Director, PECOPP


Episode 6:  Recent Development in Nutraceuticals

Guest Speaker: Dr. Narendra Tripathi, GM-Quality Assurance, Tirupati Wellness


Episode 7:  Future of Plant Based Proteins in India

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Professor and Center Head at Trans Disciplinary University


Episode 8:  Challenges in Cleaning & Sanitation in Food Industry

Guest Speaker: Professor Deborshi De, Founder Director - Vedantic Organic Research


Episode 9:  Food Packaging & Labelling Guidelines

Guest Speaker: Dr. Rashida Vapiwala,  Founder, Label Blind, Ph.D. (Food Science and Nutrition)

Search for the Podcast on Spotify & Google Podcasts


Vishwakarma Diwas Celebration

FICSI celebrated Vishwakarma Diwas on 17 September 2022. Skill Convocation ceremony held at the premise of Ferrero India Limited, Maharashtra and Britannia Nutrition Foundation, Gwalior, MP. The trainees were given Skill India certificates in the ceremony.

FICSI conducted Online FoSTaC Basic Catering training for  the employees of The Akshaya Patra Foundation and FoSTaC Basic Retail & Distribution for Women SHG at New Delhi.

Certificates were also distributed to candidates enrolled under the Vendanta Foundation Program in New Delhi. These candidates have been recruited by prestigious organisations

Germany Apprenticeship

FICSI is  making efforts  fulfill the aspirations of food processing students who want to pursue a  career abroad. FICSI is conducting a program in collaboration with Magic Billions. The first  candidate,  Mr. Vishwa from PSG College  of Art And Science, COIMBATORE has been selected by Handwerkskammer for apprenticeship in Germany. Post apprenticeship the candidate will be given a permanent job based upon his performance.

Industry Engagement

In September and October FICSI conducted training programs that addressed the needs of the Industry specially  Food Safety and Hygiene.. Some of the courses that were conducted are FoSTaCHACCP, Food Defense (TACCP/VACCP).

We are pleased to be associated with Corporates like

Mr. Sunil Kumar Marwah, CEO, FICSI, participated in  the Smart Protein Summit 2022 organised by The Good Food Institute, India on 14 October 2022 in New Delhi He was  on the panel “Building the talent pool” along with other industry experts. The Summit got an overwhelmingly good response from policy makers, industry leaders, consultants and students.

Mr. Sunil K Marwah, CEO, spoke  at  a National Seminar organized by the All India Food Processors’ Association in Mumbai on ‘ Sustainability of Food Industry, Challenges and Solutions’ 15 Sep 2022, held at Mumbai.

Ms Pritha Tripathi, DGM, FICSI, attended the launch event of the Swasthya Bengal program in Durgapur , West Bengal on 16th October 2022. FICSI is elated to be the knowledge partner for the Swasthya Bengal program, Swasthya Bengal Programme is aimed to Strengthen awareness and educate Homemakers /Decision makers of households, Retailers, Whole sellers, other related Food Business Operators, Consumers, and children in West Bengal through sensitization programs about adulteration in spices and its ill effects and bring about an impactful change in their buying and consumption patterns.

FICSI has been empanelled as a Consulting Firm with National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) for Technical and Managerial support services in Fisheries & Aquaculture processing under Training and Capacity building program.

FICSI in collaboration with NFDB will be working to skill the youth under Fish & Sea Food processing segment under Pradhan Mantri Matasya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) program of Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GoI.


Ethiopian delegation’s India visit to understand the functioning of the Agriculture and Food Processing Sector Skills Councils

ILO ProAgro Ethiopia project's tripartite delegation headed by State Minister of Skills visited India to understand the functioning of the Agriculture and Food Processing Sector Skills Councils and A, centres of excellence and PPP on trainings! FICSI participated in the meeting at NSDC with the Ethiopian delegation on 10th October,2022 and also facilitates the visit of Ethiopian delegates in NIFTEM-K on 11th October 2022 to showcase the existing skill infrastructure in food processing. FICSI actively engaged with the delegation during the visit and ensured upcoming cooperation on developing and strengthening the Ethiopian Skill Development architecture and their Sector Skill Council landscape.

Adarsh Gram Skill Camp Project

The project under an initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, FICSI has been completed the project successfully in October within given timeframe. The project was implemented in 25 Districts of 5 States (Uttar Pradesh, Orrisa, Assam, Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh) by 3 Affiliated Training Partners.
The highlights of the project are:

Candidates cleared the assessment

Candidates got Scheme appreciation through DBT

Training Glimpses

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