KFC ‘s Clean Street Food program

: In a pioneering initiative for the QSR industry, KFC India launched a street food vendor training program in Chennai today. This 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 Tamil Nadu. As part of KFC’s Social Commitment, this initiative is aimed at capability building amongst the unorganized sector which will disseminate content of FSSAI’s “Clean Street Food” campaign, available in public domain.

In the first phase of the project, KFC will be training 500 street food vendors in Chennai, as part of KFC’s training initiatives in Food Safety over the next 5 months. 

Talking about the initiative Rahul Shinde, Managing Director, KFC India said, “We consider food safety as a shared responsibility amongst food regulators and industry players. Through this initiative we hope to contribute to the larger objective of ensuring health, hygiene and safety standards for consumers. As part of the first phase of the initiative, we are looking at training 500 street vendors in Chennai over the next 5 months.”

“Basis the response we get from Tamil Nadu, we would consider expanding the program to other states over the coming years, promoting the need for food safety in the country.” he added.


The program is rolled out in Chennai city in partnership with Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society, Delhi. 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.

Mr. Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI highlighted that 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. Talking about KFC's initiative, Mr Agarwal added, "I am happy to see that several responsible businesses are coming on-board to support FSSAI’s larger set of capability building priorities. This holistic effort towards co-creating the culture of safe and wholesome food would go a long way so that citizens at large can have greater confidence in the food they get."


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 Tamil 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.

The program will be rolled out in a phased manner with the first leg initiated in October 2017 in Chennai.

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