FSSAI is empaneling 415 training partner under FOSTAC Program

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is requesting for Expression of Interest (EoI) For Empanelment of Training Partners under Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) Program for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India 2023.


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), headquartered at Delhi, has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various Acts & Orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. The FSSAI has been created for laying down sciencebased standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacturing, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. One of the mandates of FSSAI to promote general awareness about food safety and food standards.

Purpose of the EOI

Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) is a large-scale training and capacity building programme for the food business operators.

In pursuance of Section 16 (3)(h) of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has to provide training programmes in Food Safety and Standards for persons (whether within or outside their area) who are or intend to become involved in food businesses, whether as food business operators or employees or otherwise. In this regard, FSSAI had initiated the largest Food Safety Training & Certification (FoSTaC) programme in July, 2017. The FoSTaC programme is aimed at creating a pool of food safety supervisors (FSS), who are trained in good hygiene and manufacturing practices as per requirements in Schedule 4 of Food Safety and Standards Licensing and Registration Regulations, 2011.

To help FBOs understand and compliance with hygiene and sanitary requirements, the Schedule 4 of Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011 has been simplified to deliver training through 24 certification courses developed by a panel of domain experts empaneled by FSSAI covering the entire food value chain.

So far a more than 11.75 lakh food safety supervisors have been trained in over 39,900 trainings throughout the country after the initiation of the FoSTaC program in2017. Organic growth of training capacity under FoSTaC program shows that there is demand for these kinds of training courses. Development of such a large training capacity in the country under FoSTaC program is an evidence to the fact that country is undergoing major transformation as far as food safety is concerned. FoSTaC trainings are expected to bring in a culture of self-compliance on food safety measures amongst the food business and raise the bar for food safety and hygiene in the country.

The idea behind this EoI is to empanel more number of experienced Training providing entities, so that FoSTaC program can amplify in a systematic manner.

Scope of Work

FSSAI has launched FoSTaC program to enhance the availability of skilled/ trained manpower in the food industry; To Create an improved environment of self compliance to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations by the responsible Food Businesses and to bring a behavioral change and inculcate a culture of Food safety in the country. In this connection, FSSAI is looking forward to identify and empanel 415 more Training Partners for organising trainings under FoSTaC program on behalf of FSSAI.

The Empaneled training partner will be required to organise training of Food Handlers as per the training curriculum of FSSAI in different parts of the country in a pragmatic manner.

Important Dates

Sr. No. Events Tentative Date/
1 Advertisement of “Request for Expression of Interest (EoI) for Empanelment of Training Partners under FoSTaC Program”
(On https://fostac.fssai.gov.in/index )
04th July, 2023
2 Online webinar on “How to fill this EoI application for Empanelment of Training Partners under FoSTaC Program” (webinar link: https://fssai-hq.webex.com/fssaihq/j.php?MTID=mec03ea206e0d0bd239e4f007c4763d4d ) 13th July, 2023
(11:00 AM to 12:00
3 Opening of Online application link for submission of EoI (Google Link for submission of application:
14th July, 2023
4 Closing of Online application link for submission of EoI 3rd August, 2023 –
5.00 PM
5 Tentative date of Disclosure of Shortlisted applications after preliminary scrutiny of submitted documents. September/
October, 2023
6 Tentative date for presentations by the shortlisted
applicants before the evaluation committee.
October /
November, 2023.
7 Tentative date for workshop for the applicants selected by the evaluation committee. November /
December, 2023.
8 Tentative date of empanelment of the selected applicants as the training partners under FoSTaC program. November /
December, 2023.



FSSAI’s official single point of contact for this EoI and the delivery point for responses and correspondence is:

Training Division,
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India,
3rd Floor, MMU Building,
Mata Sundari College Lane, Aiwan-E-Ghalib Marg,
New Delhi – 110002.

Email id- fostac@fssai.gov.in

Clarification or query regarding EoI may be sent to the above Email with the subject “Clarifications in reference to EoI for empanelment of Training Partners” till 3rd August, 2023. The clarifications received after 3rd August, 2023 will not be considered.

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