The ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad has received the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) V 4.1 Certificate by the BSI India after a series of In-house trainings, GAP analysis, Stage-I and Stage-II Auditing. The scope of FSSC 22000 certification include slaughtering of chicken and processing of ready to eat chicken products.
The Institute has successfully implemented the Food Safety Management System (FSMS) in its Meat Products Processing Plant and Poultry Processing Unit since 1st April, 2019.
The Institute has been demonstrating the Good Production Practices, implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and globally recognized FSMS among the meat / poultry producers.
The team led by Dr. S. Vaithiyanathan, Director, ICAR-NRC on Meat worked together for successfully implementing the FSMS.
Recently, the Institute has also been empanelled by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India to conduct the trainings for food safety supervisors, street food vendors and retailers under the Food Safety Training and Certification (FoSTaC) Programme.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad)