Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has started Food Safety Mitra (FSM) Scheme 2021 to improve ease of doing business. Now people can apply online to become either Digital Mitra or Hygiene Mitra or Trainer Mitra. The FSM Scheme 2021 online registration process has already started at official website fssai.gov.in/mitra/. All the interested candidates can check FSM scheme eligibility, roles & responsibilities. certification process and details of renewal.
India’s food regulator FSSAI celebrates the World Food Day by launching innovative initiatives to strengthen food safety administration and scale up “Eat Right India” movement. FSSAI is creating an ecosystem of food safety mitras who will assist FBOs with licensing and registration, training and auditing hygiene at different institutions such as schools, colleges and corporate campuses.
All the interested people can now fill Food Safety Mitra Scheme online registration / application form online at official website.
What is Food Safety Mitra Yojana 2021
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
Food Safety Mitra (FSM) Scheme Apply Online Form 2021
Below is the complete process to apply online for Food Safety Mitra (FSM) Scheme 2021:-
STEP 1: Firstly visit the official FSM scheme portal at fssai.gov.in/mitra/
STEP 2: At the homepage, click at the “Apply Now” button or directly click
STEP 3: The Food Safety Mitra (FSM) Scheme apply online form will appear as shown below:-
STEP 4: Here candidates can select the FSM type as either Digital Mitra or Trainer Mitra or Hygiene Mitra and enter other details.
STEP 5: Finally, candidates can click at “Register Yourself” button to complete FSM scheme online registration process. Also check FSM Scheme official press release to know more about initiatives launched by FSSAI on World Food Day.
FSSAI Food Safety Mitra (FSMs) Scheme Details
Food Safety Mitra (FSMs) Scheme was launched by FSSAI on 16 October 2019 to strengthen food safety administration. FSM scheme will support small and medium scale food businesses in accordance to the food safety law. This would be done by facilitating licensing and registration, hygiene ratings and training.
In addition to this, FSM Scheme will also create new employment opportunities for youth particularly with food and nutrition background. FSM will undergo training and certification by FSSAI to do their work and get paid by food businesses for their services. The first batch of 15 FSMs were awarded certificates on the official launch of FSM scheme.
FSM Scheme Beneficiaries Roles & Responsibilities
The following are the roles and responsibilities of people who would be beneficiaries of FSM Scheme:-
- Registration & Licensing (Digital Mitra) – All the individuals with entrepreneurial mindset and IT skills can help food businesses with their compliances.
- Hygiene Auditors (Hygiene Mitra) – Domain experts from food industry are encouraged to get associated under FSM to become hygiene auditors.
- Food Safety Training (Trainer Mitra) – Any persons who are in food business or food professionals can be the certified as Food Safety trainers.
Click at FSM responsibilities for more information on Food Safety Mitra roles and responsibilities.
Food Safety Mitra Eligibility / Certification Process
Check the FSSAI FSM Scheme eligibility criteria through the link given here – https://fssai.gov.in/mitra/eligibility.jsp
Also check the complete certification process for FSM Scheme 2021 by FSSAI through the link here – https://fssai.gov.in/mitra/process.jsp
FSSAI will ensure complete transparency, integrity & quality in training, audit or filing of applications.
— FSM Scheme Renewal & Cancellation Policy – https://fssai.gov.in/mitra/renewal.jsp
— In case of any query, candidates can send an e-mail to [email protected] or can contact us at +91-11-22237435, +91-11-22237435.
— Visit the official website at https://fssai.gov.in/cms/foodsafetymitra.php