We at Firsttrainers provide Consultancy & Certification support services for all small, medium and corporate organizations thereby helping companies to improve their quality and food safety management systems.
We offer our consultancy services in the following areas:
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
ISO 22000 Food safety management system
GMP (Good Manufacturing practices)
Quality Management System - ISO 9001
R& D ( Product formulation, fine tuning etc)
Implementation of Quality Assurance Programmes.
In India, as per Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, it is a legal requirement that all food handlers are trained in food safety. The training programmes in food safety and standards shall be provided for persons who are or intend to become involved in food businesses, whether as food business operators or employees or otherwise. Food businesses shall also have a food safety program in place and operational.
Firsttrainers will help you in training, establishing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive quality and food safety management system within your organization.
FSSAI LICENSING AND
Every individual or food business operator who is any way related to manufacturing, storage, transportation or distribution of food product must compulsorily obtain FSSAI registration or license. In India, registration or licensing of the food business is governed by the food safety and standards regulations 2011.
Ms. Githa Venkateswaran has over 17 years of experience in diversified food industries majorly in the Middle East and India, spearheading the food safety and hygiene teams and has been responsible for the quality assurance programmes. She has 10+ years of experience in third party audits and trainings.
Ms. Githa Venkat has gained experience in the spice industry, snack food and ice lollies industry, bakery and confectionery, fast food industry, catering industry, food packaging and other related sectors.
She has done many trainings since 2006 for international hotel chains - Rotana Group, Hilton Group, One & Only Royal Mirage, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Hatta Fort Hotel, Oasis Beach Hotel to name a few. She has conducted many training's on different levels of HACCP, food safety & hygiene trainings, ISO 9001, ISO 22000 trainings, company induction program refresher training's and other customized trainings.
a.Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis & Quality Assurance from Defense Food Research Lab, Mysore
b.Lead Auditor / Trainer
Food Hygiene – Basic, Intermediate & advanced
LEAD CONSULTANT / TRAINER
Masters in Marketing (MBA) from Symbiosis Institute of Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance from Defense Food Research Laboratory, Mysore
Additional Courses attended:
‘Food flavourings – Chemistry, Technology and Analysis’ from Central Food Technology and Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore
Workshop on Bakery products at Bakery Training and Research Institute (BTRI),Bangalore
Mrs, Lakshmi Nandakishore has served in R&D and Product Development areas for Indian Traditional Food Manufacturing giant M/s MTR Foods Pvt Ltd., Bangalore who are famous for their Instant Foods, Spices and Masalas, Pickles, Ice creams, Ready to eat foods & pasta products catering to domestic, corporate and export markets along with Indian Armed Forces.
Lakshmi has a sound knowledge and expertise in
Food parlor chain concept designing – recipe designing, menu finalization and product presentation.
Initialization of concept, formulation, development, product feasibility, study, packaging structure and text design, test marketing, fine tuning product launch and consistency validation based on contemporary market requirements, customer feedback and order specific requirements.
Bringing about Product standardization, up gradation & cost effectiveness by evaluation of various new raw materials.
Chemical, biochemical and microbiological QA procedures with regard to Food Analysis, food sampling and food preservation techniques
ISO 9001 & HACCP Audits, FDA registration and other regulatory procedures.
Knowledge of food laws, framing of specifications necessary for implementation of onboard Quality goals.
Various process parameters and their implication on delivering quality specifications of the product
Food analysis for evaluating proximate composition, chemical, nutritional analysis and Microbiological analysis.
Packaging materials like Flexible laminates, Paper boards/cartons, Cans, Glass Jars used in food Industry.
Food laws like FSSAI, BIS, FDA and Codex guidelines.
TRUE VALUE OF FIRSTTRAINERS
Professional Management Consultant
Based in Chennai and Bangalore, Firsttrainers is a training and consultancy provider specializing in Food safety across Tamil Nadu and the south India. With several years of professional expertise, knowledge and experience, we focus on providing food safety consultancy for best practices and relevant trainings to fit each client’s need.
We offer trainings in English, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada. Internal Audit and Inspections for food hygiene, Safety and Supplier audits are offered upon request.
"Githa has an unique and positive way of delivering Food Safety Programs imparting knowledge to the highest level possible. Her auditing skills are excellent too and possess knowledge, competency and expertise to lead the food establishment achieve robust results during inspections and certifications."
Apex Food Management Consultants, Dubai & Sharjah
"Ms. Githa is a phenomenal tutor, always conducts the session with great clarity, and as far as I can tell is completely proficient in her topics. She turns a course that could be boring into an entertaining session. Her sessions are very clear, concise, and easy to understand. She always explains the standards thoroughly and effectively. In addition to the quality of her course, she is an excellent mentor and her methods of teaching and explaining things are well implemented and are given at a level that all the employees understand."
Manager - Safety & Process Management
Symrise Pvt.Ltd, Chennai, India
Flavours & Fragrances
"Ms. Githa Venkat, has been
empanelled with Intertek since 2016. Her International Exposure in Management Systems has added much value to the Audits and training's she has conducted for us.
The Food safety Audits and Training's are of high standards and helps the trainees get updated with the latest in their respective Industries and Profiles."
Intertek India Pvt.Ltd.