As part of the Mission Safe Food,the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday organised training camps for as many as 350 women from the Mahila Bachat Gat (womens savings group) at the Rajiv Gandhi e-learning centre.
FDA Joint Commissioner Shashikant Kekare said information was provided on maintaining hygiene while preparing food,especially for school children.
In the first phase of the campaign,training will focus on food safety laws,hygiene and sanitation.
Training will be held for the entire hospitality industry including five star hotels and hand cart owners. This will be a first-of-its-kind initiative where FDA will train thousands of people belonging to the industry, said Kekare.
He said FDA intends to make Pune the first safe food city in the country. We will ensure the training helps make Pune vibrant,safe and hygienic, he added.
The Bindras Hospitality and the Indian Hospitality Ventures are involved in the mission along with all major hospitality schools and associations of hotels and restaurants in the city. A special task force committee involving FDA officials and members of canteen and restaurant associations has been set up to execute the campaign.