Port Blair, Jan 22: The Mobile Food Testing Laboratory (MFTL) of Food Safety Department visits various areas of South Andaman District for carrying out analysis of food samples at the door step of general public. During the past three months 320 numbers of food samples were analyzed through MFTL and Rs.22,200/- has been collected as analysis fee.
Further the MFTL conducts awareness programmes and training programmes on safe & hygiene food, good hygiene practices and good manufacturing practices etc. For the last three months 56 numbers of awareness programmes were organized and altogether 673 public & Food Business Operators (FBOs) participated in the programmes.
Further, the department is going to conduct Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) programme which will be organized at Port Blair through FSSAI notified training partners. FSSAI has made it mandatory that each and every food business premises have to keep atleast one FoSTaC trained person (Food Safety Supervisor) in their establishment. The department has a target of imparting FoSTaC training to 500 Nos. of Food Safety Supervisors in the financial year 2020-2021. All FBOs are requested to register the name of their employees with Food Safety Department for FoSTaC training.
The Commissioner of Food Safety, A&N Islands/Dy. Commissioner, South Andaman has directed all the FBOs to maintain highest level of sanitary and hygienic conditions in their respective premises. It is appealed that general public may lodge any complaints or grievance on toll free No. 1077 or 03192236168.