17 types of Competence based certification programmes are available under FoSTaC. Duration of each course is of 8 to 12 hours spreading over 1 to 2 days. Course have been developers by domain experts and visited by expert committee of FSSAI. Training manuals are based on general hygiene or manufacturing practices as detailed under schedule 4 of FSS Regulation courses have been divided into following 3 levels.


Basic level certification are meant for food business. Duration of each course is of 4 hours. Course are: -
(1) Street Food Vending,(2) Catering,(3) Manufacturing / Processing,(4) Storage & Transport, and (5) Retail & Distribution


Advanced courses and certification are for State & Central Licensed food business. Duration of each course is 8 hours. Course are: -
(1) Catering (2) Manufacturing / Processing, (3) Storage & Transport, and (5) Retail & Distribution


Special course have been developed for high risk food business or The food business which require special attention. Duration of special course is 8-12 hours. Spread over 1-2 days. Course are: -
(1) Milk & Milk Products, (2) Meat & Poultry, (3) Fish & Sea Food, (4) Packaged Water, (5) Bakery (Level 1), (6) Bakery (Level 2), (7) Edible Oil and Fat, (8) Health Supplement

Additional training courses including customised courses could be introduced in due course as the need arises. Currently, courses are being offered on face to face mode, while this would be continued, but subject to availability of credible training partners, some of the courses could be allowed through online mode as well. FSSAI has created training content for the above courses. The same is currently available in English and is being translated in Hindi and 10regional languages.


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