Realizing the need to assist small FBOs, FSSAI has launched an initiative of Food Safety Mitra who will help FBOs with licensing and registration, training and hygiene rating. Food Safety Mitra will be an individual professionally trained and certified by FSSAI who assists in compliances related to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations. The Food Safety Mitra Scheme provides for Digital Mitra, Trainer Mitra and Hygiene Mitra:-

  • Digital Mitra: To assist FBO in their compliances on online portals of FSSAI.
  • Trainer Mitra: To train FBOs regarding the Food Safety Act, Regulations and implementation.
  • Hygiene Mitra: To do Hygiene Ratings of FBOs.

Through this multi layered ecosystem, responsive to the needs of FBOs, FSSAI aims to create a last mile self-driven & self-employed compliance structure through the Food Safety Mitra Scheme which complements the work of FSSAI and the State Food Authorities.
The detailed Scheme Brochure for the Food Safety Mitra Scheme specifying roles & responsibilities of Food Safety Mitras, Operational Guidelines, Eligibility Criteria, Code of Conduct etc. are available at external link