First FSSC Focus Day in India hosted by TÜV NORD India

FSSC 22000 has organized the first FSSC Focus Day in India. The event had taken place in Mumbai on 11th November 2019 and had attracted more than 150 food safety professionals from various food industry sectors, both large as well as MSMEs, academic institutions and industry trade bodies, to learn and share experiences in driving food safety. The audience was a true reflection of both public and private food safety organizations, having a strong mission to enhance food safety in the whole country.

High level programm and experts

In a high level program several important food safety topics were addressed: HACCP, food fraud and food defence, ISO 22000:2018 and several practical examples from manufacturing, retail catering, transport & storage. The out roll of the FSSC Development Program will be officially launched early 2020 in India This is primarily aimed at Small and medium scale industries[SME] .

Being a panel speaker for this event, Asha Sridhar, DGM:Food Safety Services at TÜV NORD India, spoke on the challenges and opportunities in the Indian Food industry, the importance of training each and every food handler in India. The benefits of FSSC third party certification were some of the other Key topics.

TUV NORD was one of the preferred CBs with regard to the FSSC certification scheme on international level. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Pallavi Darade, IRS, Maharashtra FDA Commissioner. The event was also chaired by FSSC Team as follows:

  • Fons Schmid, Chairman FSSC 22000
  • Cor Groenveld, Market Development Director FSSC 22000
  • Karen Smedley, Integrity Program Manager – Asia-Pacific
  • Dr. D. V. Darshane, Sr. Advisor-South West Asia, FSSC 22000
  • Smita Murthy India Representative for FSSC

The role out of the new FSSC Development program also shall help TUV India target new clients in the SME sector. Currently FSSC clients are growing steadily at 20% YOY in India.

Contact and Article by:

Asha Sridhar

DGM:Food Safety Services

TUV India Pvt Ltd. TÜV NORD Group 801,

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Impressions from the event