KFC Brings its Clean Street Food Program to Maharashtra

MUMBAI, December 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Will train 500 street vendors in Mumbai 

KFC India today rolled out its street food vendor training program, which is a first by any player in the QSR industry, in Mumbai today. This pioneering program is based on the framework of 'Clean Street Food' campaign of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Food Safety Authority of Maharashtra. The event was inaugurated by Dr Pallavi Darade, Food Safety Commissioner of Maharashtra.

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As part of KFC's Social Commitment, this initiative is aimed at capacity building amongst the unorganized sector which will disseminate content of FSSAI's 'Clean Street Food' campaign, available in public domain. KFC India will be training 500 street food vendors in Mumbai, as part of KFC's training initiatives in Food Safety, using FSSAI's FoSTaC training module for street food vendors, over the next four months.

Talking about the initiative Rahul Shinde, Managing Director, KFC India, said, "Food safety is a shared responsibility amongst food regulators and industry players. With the rollout of the program in Mumbai, we are hoping to contribute to the larger objective of ensuring health, hygiene and safety standards for consumers, in the city."

Mr. Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI, said, "FSSAI is committed to ensuring safe and nutritious food to every citizen of the country and firmly believes that this can only be achieved through active participation by multiple stakeholders. We are glad to see food businesses actively participating in training street food vendors to adopt safety practices while preparing and serving food, across the country."

The program rolled out in Mumbai is in partnership with KFC franchise partner Sapphire Foods (I) (P) Ltd and the implementation agency Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society. As part of the program, the street food vendors will be provided training on food safety and hygiene with an aim to increase their awareness on the importance of serving safe food. The training will focus on key aspects of hygiene, food handling, waste disposal and pest control to help street food vendors adopt food safety practices while serving safe food to consumers. The module will be delivered in Hindi and is designed as an easy-to-understand and interactive format.

The training program will be in the form of workshops in select street food vendor clusters across the city. It will be bolstered by the distribution of demo hygiene kits and informative flyers on food safety requirements. Upon completion of the training, the food vendors will receive a certification of completion of FoSTaC (Food Safety Training & Certification) training.

About KFC India

KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is a global quick service restaurant brand with a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook, Colonel Harland Sanders, who created a finger lickin' good recipe more than 75 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. Today we still follow his formula for success, with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand in more than 20,000 restaurants in over 125 countries and territories around the world. For more information, visit https://online.kfc.co.in/.

Media Contact:
Edelman India
Love Verma
Senior Account Executive
Edelman India Pvt Ltd

Garima Chamoli


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