The Punjab government has decided to organise special training programme regarding Food Safety Standards & Regulation Act 2006 in month of July.
The proposed training program would be organised for the assistant food commissioners, food inspectors, and designated officers of the health
The state health and family welfare minister Brahm Mohindra said that the training intends to provide the relevant insights about food safety, standards, food safety management systems and related legal provisions under this Act.
Mohindra said that it has brought to his notice that the health department had never imparted any such vocational training to the officers of food safety department till date. He said that after this training, the officers would attain a uniform pattern of effective compliance of Food Safety and Standards Act across the state through getting a detailed knowledge regarding the parameters and guidelines under this Act.
Talking about the key role of food safety wing of the health department, he said that it is the prime duty of the department to ensure health and hygiene
of the citizens, which could be ensured through supply of nutritious and unadulterated food items.
The significant subjects likewise food operations & control, management & supervision, food testing, prevention of cross contamination besides consumer information would also be covered under this training programme.
Under this unique effort, as many as 30 officers of Health Department would be provided training in the first phase.
Original Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com
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