FoSTaC Training Courses

What is FoSTaC?

Food safety training and certification (FoSTaC) is a training and capacity building program initiative by FSSAI for training of food handlers on food safety advance and food safety special requirements, incorporating good hygiene practices and good manufacturing practices. The food safety basic, food safety advance course and food safety special course are in line with the schedule 4 requirement of FSSAI.

FoSTaC Training

Food Safety Training & Certification is a large-scale training programme for the food business operators. Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) has been made mandatory for all Central and State licenced food business operators by FSSAI. FICSI is an empanelled training partner and is authorised to conduct FoSTaC training programmes for all the FoSTaC courses and issue FoSTaC certificate to the successful candidates. The new challenges posed by COVID had initiated online food safety training. FICSI successfully runs Online FoSTaC Advance training and Online FoSTaC Special training courses in India. 

How many courses are there under FoSTaC? 

There are a total of 19 courses under the Food safety training and certification (FoSTaC) program. These courses are divided into 3 levels –  Basic FoSTaC course, Advance FoSTaC course, Special FoSTaC course and one Awareness FoSTaC course on Covid19 Guidelines for Food Industry. Details of each food safety course is given below: 

FoSTaC Basic

Applicable Food Industry :
  • Street Food Vending
  • Catering
  • Manufacturing
  • Storage & Transport
  • Retail & Distribution

 

Online Mode : 4 hours

Offline Mode : 4 hours

FoSTaC Advance

Applicable Food Industry : 
  • Catering
  • Manufacturing
  • Storage & Transport
  • Retail & Distribution

 

Online Mode : 7 hours

Offline Mode : 8 hours

FoSTaC Special

Applicable Food Industry :
  • Milk & Milk Products
  • Animal Meat & Meat Products
  • Poultry Meat & Meat Products
  • Fish & Sea Food
  • Packaged Water & Water based Beverages
  • Bakery
  • Edible Oil & Fat
  • Health Supplement & Nutraceuticals

 

Online Mode : 7 hours

Offline Mode : 8 hours

Who should attend FoSTaC Training Course? 

Food Safety Course 

Duration of FoSTaC training 

Applicable Food Industry 

FoSTaC Basic (Level –1) 

4 hours 

Street Food Vending; Catering; Manufacturing; Storage & Transport; Retail & Distribution. 

FoSTaC Advance (Level –2) 

8 hours 

Catering; Manufacturing; Storage & Transport; Retail & Distribution. 

FoSTaC Special (Level –3) 

8-12 hours 

Milk & Milk Products; Animal Meat & Meat Products; Poultry Meat & Meat Products; Fish & Sea Food; Packaged Water & Water based Beverages; Bakery; Edible Oil & Fat, Health Supplement & Nutraceuticals 

Eligibility criteria

1. Student Studying in final year of their degree/diploma courses

2. Entrepreneurs

3. Food handlers

4. Food Professionals

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Benefits to candidates after course completion

Candidates will learn about types of hazards in foods and how they can be controlled using the 7 HACCP principles.

FAQs

In the crowded world of food safety, it can be hard to know what you need. As more and more food processing industries are required to have formal systems in place for effectively managing food safety, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest options. HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) was developed with this exact problem in mind. The number of people who need training in HACCP implementation courses is growing, thanks to increasing legal (Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002) and customer requirements (BRC) and the re-issue of the International Food Safety Standard, ISO 22000 2018, and the ISO22002 Prerequisite standard.

This is an outline of our HACCP implementation training.

  • Knowledge of HACCPFood Safety Systems and the corresponding legislative requirements 
  • Knowledge of the Preliminary steps and Principles of HACCP
  • Increased skills in identifying hazards to be addressed in the Food Safety System 
  • Knowledge of the Codex Principles of Food Hygiene 
  • Awareness of the various support programs required for a food safety management system 
  • Understanding of how the various elements of a food safety system integrate. 
  • Case studies & Discussion.

Hazard analysis is the most important principle used in the HACCP plan. This critical practice identifies the biological, chemical, or physical hazards that could occur at each step in your manufacturing process.

Hazard analysis is essential for creating a successful HACCP plan because without it, you have no way of knowing what processes to control and monitor. A HACCP plan is only as good as what hazards are identified within it, so this initial step must be thorough and accurate, which is why we’ve covered this in detail in our HACCP implementation course.

Delegates who have received the appropriate food safety training, especially in the areas of Food Science and Food Microbiology, are encouraged to attend this course.

Additionally, delegates should have some prior experience working in the food industry. This experience can be in any of the following areas:

- Food handlers

- Retailers

- Manufacturers

- Food processors and packers

- Warehousing and logistics

- Foodservice and catering

If the aforementioned conditions are met, the person should go for this HACCP implementation course.

HACCP implementation procedures provide businesses with a cost-effective system for control of food safety, from ingredients right through to production, storage, and distribution to sale and service of the final consumer. The preventive approach of HACCP-based procedures not only improves food safety management but also complements other quality management systems. The main benefits of HACCP based procedures are:

  • Saving you money in the long run
  • Avoiding poisoning your customers
  • Increasing your food safety standards
  • Ensuring you are compliant with the law
  • Increasing your food quality standards
  • Organizing your process to produce safe food
  • Organizing your staff, promoting teamwork and efficiency
  • Giving you a due diligence defence in court.

This HACCP course is designed for use in all segments of the food industry from processing, manufacturing, distributing, and merchandising to preparing food for consumption.

To get a HACCP certificate, a candidate must attend the provided training successfully and pass the assessment. After completing the assessment with the required score, the candidate can become eligible for a certificate.

FICSI has been providing customized training programs for years with one goal in mind - to help individuals and businesses improve their performance through knowledge-based learning.  HACCP is designed to be practical, informative, and engaging. We know that every company is different, which is why we offer customizable training programs for your unique needs. Our course includes hazard analysis and critical control point training in an interactive and easily consumable way.

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