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CMHOs to be trained on provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act

1,February, 2016

BHOPAL : The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is going to organise a three-day training workshop for chief medical and health officers (CMHO) by the end of this month. The FDA is holding the training after a span of three years to inform the details of the Food and Security Act 2006 to the CMHOs.

The joint controller of food and drugs, Pramod Shukla said the department has planned to organise the training session for the CMHOs of all 51 districts of the state. Technically, these CMHOs are the designated officers working for the FDA. The training session will be held in RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration & Management from February 24 to 26.

Shukla said that in the training, the officers will be trained on how to use the Food and Drug Act, 2006 including the rules and regulations of 2011. The Act was enforced from August 5, 2011. Earlier, the last training session for CMHOs was conducted in April 2012. This time in the training they will be trained about the new provisions made in the act.

They will be trained about the function, duties and the responsibilities of food safety regulators, inspections and reports, licensing and registration, online licensing, action on non compliance, sampling of food, packaging and labelling requirements, hygiene and sanitary requirements, food alerts, traceability and product recall and food safety management system.

He added that after the training these officer would have a sound knowledge of the new provisions of the Act and their workability will improve. In present scenario the food industry is growing rapidly, the departmental preparation including technically and academically strong officer can improve the food industry work.

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