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Skill Development Series II on Food Processing

Dec 02, 2020

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Subsequent to the successful completion of the first Skill Development Program on Fashion & Textile Technology World Trade Center Bhubaneswar organized the second in series Skill Development Program on Food Processing Sector for the Micro & Small enterprises. The first session of this series was organized on Food Licencing & Registration System. The series witnessed association of organizations namely Start-up Odisha, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and aimed at creating awareness about the latest regulations food safety compliance system, food licence and food safety connect. 

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Sahoo, Food Safety Officer, FSSAI conducted the session as the key resource person. In his address Mr. Sahoo shared a detailed presentation explaining the functions of FSSAI, the registration system and categorization of firms for the licencing purpose. He also shared insights about FOSCOS (Food Safety & Compliance System), the fee structure for obtaining applicable licence under the Food Safety & Standard Act 2006. He explained the key factors to be noted for compliance under the act while operating a processed food unit. He shared his views on the emerging concept of Cloud Kitchen and on the regulations involved in the food delivery system as offered by service providers like Swiggy & Zomato. He further briefed about the documentation for registration under FSSAI. 

Earlier Mrs. Chailtali Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Saathi Group and Honorary Convenor WTC Bhubaneswar Women Forum spoke about the objective of the session and deliberated on the importance of having a FSSAI licence while operating a food processing unit. She also highlighted on the cons of not having a licence. 

An interactive question answer session added much value to the program.