Industry Certificate in Food Safety Management System

The Food Safety and Management System programme by FFSQ offers a comprehensive overview of the key elements under ISO 22000, i.e. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Points (HACCP), Management requirements, Statutory conditions etc. and how to implement these in an organization effectively. The course is designed with a purpose to make the participants understand the basic purpose of FSMS “ to ensure the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of safe food.

The programme encompasses a global perspective towards industry-based case studies, highlighting the issues and failures currently facing the industry followed by detailed discussions about how to troubleshoot the respective issues. The comprehensive overview will assist an individual understand the requirements of ISO 22000 within the context of a company; learn about the specific clauses within the standards; establish the importance of ISO documentation. Also, the individual will be proficient to undertake performance improvement of the food safety system and gain an overview of risk assessment and certification procedures.

Programme Structure:

Module 1: Introduction to GMP & PRP in the food industry

Module2: Global Food regulatory Authorities

Module 3: Concept of HACCP implementation, Hazards and Risks

Module 4: ISO 22000: Food Safety Management System

Module 5: Role of Management in FSMS in a Food Industry

Module 6: FSMS Auditing, types of Audits and CAPA reports

Module7: Case Studies.


All those who are working in a or are related to a food industry and related fields like food and beverage industry, catering establishments and food retail industry, educational institutions are eligible to enroll for the course. As this course is truly professional and industry oriented, employed individuals from any sector (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.)  can also seek benefits of the course who have interest in food industry.

Programme Duration

Minimum time in which a student can complete this certificate course is three months while a maximum of six months is allowed to complete the course.


The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Though the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Fee

The mandatory course fee(one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 17,500/-(500 USD for overseas students). This covers for the course registration fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 400/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.

Examination & Certification

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Industry Certificate in FSMS by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe.

The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

Future career prospects 

Industry Certificate in FSMS is a professional course targeted to cater the food industry requirement of trained food professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off course completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in form of job roles and positions like that of auditors, quality assurance executives, quality managers, position in NPD team, food consultants, food journalism, chefs, food safety officers in catering industry, food entrepreneurs and many more.