Three days interface meet on food Safety and Public Health
COHEART’s 3- days interface between food safety officers, public health scientists, Hotel owners, Managers and Resort owners began at 28th March 2016 at Pookode. COHEART envisages for developing a sustainable platform for interaction of all the stakeholders involved in food industry and public health sectors across the State. The Interface meet is arranged for enabling knowledge transfer and linking food related and public health sectors of the district.
Director of Entrepreneurship of KVASU Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan handled a session of need of food security and need of food safety. In his talk, he stressed that India is looking for clean air and clean water, it is the need of the hour to provide safe food to the consumers as envisaged in FSSA act. Hoteliers need to verify infrastructure facilities, safety of raw materials during procurement and the processes to assess the safety of foods. Food processing industry is growing at a rate of 18-20 percent per annum in the country. Smt.Aleyamma.P.K, food Safety Officer,
Calicut took a session on need based issues in food safety and mandates of SSA. The interface offers need based discussion on food safety and mandates of FSSA in Kerala for the owners of all the hotels and restaurants in Wayanad and is handled by Food Safety Officers. This is followed by their interaction with scientists and food safety officer. The day 2 envisages students and faculty programme wherein there is interaction on Opportunities, scope and job prospects in food industries as well as to enlighten faculties on emerging public health issues in the district.
On the third day an interaction platform will be held for all the members of Wayanad Tourism Organization, resort owners and other organizations for the prospects of Wayanad to serve as a safe food destination for tourist. Visit to various units or department of college and interaction with Head of Department has been arranged.
The participants will get exposed to the services offered by the veterinary university especially in public health and food safety sector. 150 delegates are attending the programme.