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Types of Food Safety Mitra

Types of Food Safety Mitra

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.

Who is a Food Safety Mitra?

Food Safety Mitra is an individual who undergoes training and certified by FSSAI to perform activities on behalf of food business operators with respect to the implementation of FSS Act, Rules and Regulations.

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. 

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Types of Food Safety Mitra

The food safety Mitra is divided into three categories as given below:

  • Digital Mitra 

    • Apply through FSM website

    • On being shortlisted, complete the online training.

    • On completion of training, appear for CBT at one of the specified test centres.

    • On successful completion of assessment, Digital Mitra certificate is issued - to be renewed every 2 years.

  • Trainer Mitra

    • If a candidate meets the criteria for being a trainer, he/she will be registered under FoSTaC.

    • The candidate will complete the classroom training & assessments to become a certified training Mitra, as per FoSTaC norms

    • Validity of the certificate will be 2 years

  • Hygiene Mitra

    • If a candidate meets the criteria for being a hygiene auditor, he/she will be registered as a candidate for Hygiene Mitra

    • The candidate will complete the classroom training & assessments to become a certified Hygiene Mitra.

    • Validity of the certificate will be 2 years.

A candidate may opt for any one or more variants of the Food Safety Mitra for example a Digital Mitra can also be Hygiene Mitra, provided he fulfills all the prescribed qualifications and criteria.

Roles and Responsibility

The roles and responsibilities of the Food Safety Mitra are listed out:

Digital Mitra

  • Online filing of a new application for registration or license.

  • Online application filing for a modification of registration or license.

  • Online filing of annual returns.

  • Online applications filing for approval of Product/label/Advertisement Claim.

  • Online appeal filing for revocation of suspended registration or licenses.

Trainer Mitra

  • To conduct training at Eat Right Campuses

  • To conduct training of food safety supervisors

  • To conduct training of food safety personnel in businesses on demand.

Hygiene Mitra

  • Auditing hygiene of Food Business Operators (FBO) outlets as per guidelines.

  • Assisting FBO with the implementation of hygiene guidelines.

  • Conducting training for food safety supervisors and food handlers about hygienic and safe food handling practices.

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