FoSTaC, a short training course is authorized exclusively by FSSAI but the training module is conducted by a trading partner. There are nine different types of courses categorized for different types of food businesses on different competency level and the FBO is responsible to ensure at least one trained and certified person in the premises to keep up with the food safety guidelines.
Every trainer or training organization imparts certification only under the aegis of FSSAI. The training agency is certified as a training partner which can come in different classifications as under:
Associations : Professional bodies or individuals and Scientific Associations in the food sector at National, State or Regional level exceeding at least a 100 members.
Licensed Food Businesses : Larger sized FBOs can also train other smaller FBOs including their peer groups, contractual manufactures and their personal staff.
Recognized Institutes Categorized Under Academic & Vocational Sections : Various educational bodies like Universities, Colleges, Technical Institutes, Hotel Management Institutes, and other institutions can absorb and offer the FoSTaCcertification curriculum in their existing courses or offer them optionally.
Training Providing Agency : Corporations that have at least three years of experience at national or International level in training on food safety and/or nutrition including trading partners authenticated by different Sector Skill Councils and other Govt. Schemes.