Assessor Training Courses for the CII National Award for Food Safety 2014

CII- Jubilant Bhartia Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (FACE) organized four Assessor Training  Courses for the CII National Award for Food Safety 2014 at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai during March - May 2014 . The programmes were aimed at upgrading experienced food professionals and practicing managers having exposure to Global Food Safety standards and Best Practices, on Food Safety Excellence Maturity Assessment. The program helped provide in -depth knowledge and skills to the participants on Maturity assessment  through a balance of syndicate exercises, case studies, presentation of sector specific GMPs by the participating domain experts and tutor led sessions. This 2 day training is mandatory for  food professionals who wish to obtain an opportunity of contributing and learning through On-site Award assessments in  organisations which have applied for the CII National Award for Food Safety . The Award program is in its 5th year of execution and applications have grown by more than 600 % since its inception in 2010. For the past 2 years, Chairman of FSSAI, Shri Chandramouli  has been endorsing his appreciation for the Award by his gracious presence as Chief Guest in the Awards Ceremony held in New Delhi during CII Flagship event , the Food Safety and Quality Summit.The participation of Street Food across the country in the Awards Programs was a milestone achievement in 2013.

There are presently 195 qualified CII Food Safety Award Assessors in India from  Food sectors like Dairy, Bakery, Confectionery, Beverages, Meat and Poultry, Sugar, Tea, Hospitality, Spices, Ready to Eat, Intermediaries, Pest Control, Wholesale, Laboratories, Certification Bodies and others.
The programe was very well appreciated by the participants.
Excerpts from the participants
o   Mr Vasusev Rao, Quality Controller, Perfetti VanMelle India Pvt Ltd – “ It was a pleasure learning from Dr Indrani Ghose. The training was very much focused and specific with clarity. The course material was very much interactive”
o   Mr J Sankaran, Head – Quality, EID)– “The lucid presentation, case studies, exercise and time management was really very good. It was such a good experience to interact with faculty and food professionals”
o   Mr Sudheer Padala, Quality Manager, Kelloggs India– “The Assessor Training is a very useful Programme and so many learnings too. A Special thanks to the faculty for the wonderful session”.