Leon Gorris provided food safety training to FSSAI

15-19 April 2024

Following on from past interactions, Leon Gorris provided the Food Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) staff and FSSAI expert committee members with a weeklong training on Microbiological Risk Assessment in the context of modern, risk-based food safety management, with particular attention to how MRA can inform risk management and the establishment of useful microbiological testing.

The support of the European Commission, for offering the training and supporting the execution under the Better Training Safer Food programme, and that of FSSAI, for its leadership and for prioritising and facilitating the training, is gratefully acknowledged. Contributions to the training course by Marcel Zwietering and Kiran Bhilegaonkar were much appreciated by all involved.

A big thank you to all participants for a highly interactive and inspiring training course – time was flying!

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2008 under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is in charge of the promotion and regulation of Food Safety to ensure consumers’ health. Within its mandate are establishing science-based standard for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

The Better Training Safer Food programme is a European Commission training initiative to improve the knowledge and implementation of EU rules covering food and feed law, animal health and welfare, as well as rules on plant health and plant protection products. The BTSF initiative includes activities for competent authorities and stakeholders in Member States and non-EU countries.

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