Food Hygiene Training for Street Vendors in Goa

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NASVI and Nestle India join hands to raise awareness Food Vendors

Recognizing the potential of Street Food Vending as an important source of livelihood, National Association of Street Food Vendors of India (NASVI) joined hands with Nestlé India to raise awareness and education on Food Safety Practices and Hygiene among vendors

Food vendors in Goa are at the receiving end of a makeover. An ambitious food safety and hygiene training-cum-certification programme is underway to ensure clean food to customers. It is a pilot project under the Serve Safe Food @ Street Food initiative of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Under the initiative street food vendors are due for a transformation. They will be trained to maintain sanitation in cooking and serving. Proof of training (as per norms) will be a certificate issued by the Food and Drug Administration department. Vendors will also present themselves to customers sleekly. Clad in clean tees, cap and apron they will be matching restaurants in smartness. this partnership, Nestle India and NASVI has given training around 1000 street food vendors in Goa. The day-long session which was conducted through NASVI’s training center and comprised subjects such AS health, hygiene, food handling, food safety, personal hygiene, cart hygiene, cleaning and chemicals, pest control, garbage disposal and entrepreneurship. The participants will also be awarded a certificate at the end of the training.

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