The Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has collaborated with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to educate and equip hotels and restaurants with food safety and security standards. As part of the initiative, the association has organized a certification programme that will have Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from FSSAI to counsel and guide representatives from hotels and restaurants through a series of conclaves held at various locations across the western region. The objective behind the HRAWI-FSSAI Certification Programme for Master Trainer is to familiarise the hoteliers and restaurateurs with the finer nuances of food safety and hygiene and to effectively cascade the communication to the grass root levels in the establishment in order to uniformly implement the processes. The association aims to proactively ready its members for becoming FSSAI compliant even before it becomes a mandate so as to be thorough and fully equipped to serve their guests with the best. “The Food Safety and Standards Act means to serve the interest of the consumers with reference to food safety, and standards of cleanliness and hygiene. HRAWI is in favour of the FSSAI Act being implemented and it has our full support. In this endeavour and to come a step closer in realizing the objective, we have collaborated with FSSAI so that our members can benefit with learning from the best in the field and also so that they can be well versed with the process and systems by the time the Act actually rolls out,” says Dilip Datwani, President, HRAWI.