How to Apply for Food Safety Mitra Scheme Online?
What is Food Safety Mitra?
FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently launched the food safety Mitra scheme. The Food Safety Mitra Scheme has been launched by FSSAI with an aim to provide support to all the small and medium food businesses in India in terms of compliance with the food safety laws. The Food Safety Mitra (FSM) Scheme will lead to improved ease of doing business by creating a transparent and organized ecosystem supporting food businesses wherein food businesses will be able to get trained service providers at fair prices - lowering the costs of compliance, thereby easing out the process of FSSAI Registration.
The Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme would also create new employment opportunities for youth, particularly with food and nutrition backgrounds. The FSM would undergo training and certification by FSSAI to do their work and get paid by food businesses for their services.
To apply for Food Safety Mitra Scheme, follow the steps as given below:
Find Food Safety Mitra (FSM) Near you
FSM tool below allows you to find the nearby Food safety Mitra (FSM) in your district and state.
How to Apply for Food Safety Mitra Scheme?
Please follow the below process to Apply for the Food Safety Mitra Scheme:
Step 1: The applicant has to access the official FSSAI Website
Step 2: Click on “Apply Online” link which is visible on the home page of the portal.
Step 3: Now, complete the online application form with the required details such as personal details, qualification details, contact details etc.
Step 4: After filling the form, read the terms and conditions carefully and click on the “Agree” button.
Step 5: Click on “Register Yourself” button to complete the registration process.
Note: After successful registration takes a print out of Application form for future reference.
Issuance of FSM Certificate
On shortlisting from the submitted application, the applicant has to complete training online and should appear for CBT At one of the specified test centres. After completion of the assessment, the food safety Mitra will be provided with a certificate which is valid for two years. Depending upon the service provided by the FSM to the food business operator, FSM would be required to undergo intermediate training.
Cancellation of Food Safety Mitra Certification
At the time of certification, the security deposit of Rs.5000 will be collected from the Food Safety Mitra. In case the Food Safety Mitra wants to exit from the scheme, then the security deposit will be refunded to the Food Safety Mitra within a specified time period.