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Telangana State Public Service Commission has released an official notification for Food and Safety Officer (FSO) to fill the post of 24 vacancies in the Institute of Preventive Medicine Public Health Laboratories & Food (Health) Administration. So candidates who are interested and eligible can apply for TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 through their official portal @ www.tspsc.gov.in. Online application has began on 29 July 2022 and candidates can apply till on or before 28 August 2022.
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Overview
All the important details of TSPSC Food Safety Officer Notification 2022 are tabulated below for the convenience of applicants.
|Recruitment Board||Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)|
|Post Name||Food Safety Officers|
|Number of Vacancies||24|
|Mode Of Application||Online|
|Selection Process||Written Test and Documents Verification|
|Online Application Commencement Date||29th July 2022|
|Last Date of Online Application||26th August 2022|
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022: Eligibility Criteria
The candidates must fulfill all the eligibility criteria to apply for TSPSC FSO recruitment 2022. The eligibility criteria includes educational qualifications, age limit, etc. The detailed eligibility criteria for TSPSC FSO recruitment 2022 are given below
The candidates should have the following education qualification to apply for TSPSC FSO recruitment 2022.
- The candidate should possess a degree in Food Technology / Dairy Technology/ Biotechnology /Oil Technology / Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Science/ Biochemistry/Microbiology or Master’s degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from any recognized University.
- Any other equivalent qualification as per Central Government rules.
Age limit is a mandatory criterion to appear in the recruitment process. The minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum age should be 44 years as on 01st July 2022.
There will be age relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC/PWD/PH candidates as per the government rules and regulations.
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Vacancy Details
There are a total of 24 vacancies are released for TSPSC FSO under the TPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 notification. The vacancies are distributed as per the category of students and reservation rules as per the government.
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Apply Online
The online applications for TSPSC FSO recruitment 2022 has began already on its official website. The interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply online between 29th July 2022 to 26th August 2022. The candidates are advised to read the detailed notification before applying for the post through online for their convenience. The candidates should have to check the eligibility criteria carefully and then go for apply online.
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – How To Apply
Before applying, candidates should register themselves on the One Time Registration (OTR) through the TSPSC’s website www.tspsc.gov.in. Documents like Aadhar card, educational qualification degrees and mark sheets, caste certificates etc. should be kept ready for easy filling of the application form. Below given are the steps to fill the application form.
- Visit the official website of TSPSC www.tspsc.gov.in, careers/ Notification /recruitment page, Click on Food Safety Officer FSO
- Click on the online application form for Food Safety Officer FSO, along with the latest 2022 Notifications and PDF notification, the link is shown there.
- Enter all the required details for registration (Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Category, Education, contact details) for TSPSC Food Safety Officer 2022.
- Then login using the registration details. Then fill out the online application form carefully by entering all the required details.
- Upload the required documents in the required size and format.
- Pay application fees online / Offline.
- Then click on the final submit button.
- Take a printout of the same and keep for future use.
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Important Dates
|Starting Date of Registration||29.07.2022|
|Last day of Online Application||26.08.2022|
|Exam date||Yet to announced|
|Admit Card Download Date||7 days before the exam|
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Application Fees
The application fees for TSPSC FSO recruitment are mentioned below.
- For general candidates the application fee is Rs.280.
- Candidates from the SC/ST and PW/PWD categories are exempted from paying the fees.
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Salary
The candidates must know the salary offered to TSPSC FSO to get motivated to prepare well. The detailed salary structure for TSPSC FSO recruitment 2022 is given below.
|Food Safety Officer (FSO)||Rs.28900/- to Rs. 78910/|
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Exam Pattern
The exam can be conducted in both online and offline mode as per the Board’s decision. The exam includes two papers namely Paper 1 and 2. Paper 1 will consist of 150 multiple choice questions from general knowledge and Paper 2 will have 150 questions related to the candidate’s concerned subjects.
|Written Examination (Objective Type)||No. of Questions||Duration (Minutes)||Maximum Marks|
|Paper-I: General Studies and General Abilities||
|Paper-II: Concerned Subject (Degree Level) Common for all||
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022 – Exam Syllabus
- Regional, National and International
- International Relations and Events.
- General Science; India’s achievements in Science and Technology
- Environmental issues and Disaster Management
- Economy of India and Telangana
- Geography of India with a focus on Telangana
- Indian Constitution and Polity with a focus on local self Government
- Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana
- Policies of Telangana State
- History of Modern India with a focus on Indian National Movement
- History of Telangana with special emphasis on Movement for Telangana Statehood
- Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation
- Basic English
Paper-II Concerned Subject (Common for All)
1. Food Chemistry
Carbohydrates -Structure and functional properties of mono, di & oligo- polysaccharides including starch, cellulose, pectic substances and dietary fiber; Proteins – Classification and structure of proteins in food. Lipids-Classification and structure of lipids, Rancidity of fats, Polymerization and polymorphism; Pigments-Carotenoids, chlorophylls, anthocyanins, tannins and myoglobin; Food flavours-Terpenes, esters, ketones and quinones; Enzymes-Enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning in different foods
2. Food Microbiology, Hygiene & Sanitation
Characteristics of microorganisms-Morphology, structure and detection of bacteria, yeast and mold in food, Spores and vegetative cells; Microbial growth in food- Intrinsic and extrinsic factors, Growth and death kinetics, serial dilution method for quantification; Food spoilage- Contributing factors, Spoilage bacteria, Microbial spoilage of milk and milk products, meat and meat products; Food borne disease-Toxins produced by Staphylococcus, Clostridium and Aspergillus; Bacterial pathogens- Salmonella, Bacillus, Listeria, Pseudomonas, Candida, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter; Food Hazards of natural origin – sea food toxins, biogenic amines, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, protease inhibitors and phytates. Types of hazards, biological, chemical, physical hazards, importance of safe foods. Priniciples and methods of food preservation. Hygiene and sanitation in food sector – pest control measures, Garbage and Sewage disposal, Water – Sources, purification, Hazards Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Hygienic Practices (GHP), Good laboratory Practices (GLP).
3. Food Processing Technology
Food processing- structure, composition, nutritional significance and types of processing methods for various categories of foods: Cereals (Rice-milling, parboiling, Barley- Pearling, malting, brewing, Corn- wet and dry milling, Wheat-milling, pulses (milling, germination, cooking, roasting, frying, canning and fermentation), and oil seeds (extraction and refining), Fruits & vegetables (canning, drying and dehydration, concentration, freezing, IQF, thawing and fermentation); plantation crops (primary and secondary processing of Tea, Coffee and Cocoa), Spices (Oleoresin and essential oil extraction), Meat, fish and poultry (ante mortem inspection, slaughtering and dressing, post mortem examination, canning, curing, smoking, freezing, dehydration and fermentation), eggs (quality inspection and dehydration) milk (receiving, separation, clarification, pasteurization, standardization, homogenization, sterilization, UHT and fermentation). Unit operations of food processing – grading, sorting, peeling and size reduction. Product development – Consumer trends and their impact on new product development; stages- to conceive ideas, evaluation of ideas, developing ideas into products, test marketing and commercialization; criteria for selection of raw materials, sensory evaluation, objective evaluation, standardization.Types & functions of packaging materials including smart packaging and biodegradable materials used in foods. Packaging material as a threat, impact on health and controlling measures. Surveys – types, sampling procedures for conducting surveys and for quality control.
4.Food Laws and Organizations
Laws and Regulations – Brief review of regulatory status in India before the advent of FSSAI: FPO, MMPO, MFPO, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Paradigm shift from PFA to FSSAI; Overview of Food Safety Standards Act 2006, Food Safety Standards Rules & Regulations, 2011 (Licensing and registration of food businesses, Food product standards & Additives, Packaging & labelling, Contaminants, toxins an residues,Laboratory and sample analysis, Prohibition and restriction on sales), Organizational hierarchy, Powers and duties of Food business Operator, Food Safety Officer, Designated Officer, Food Analyst; Food recall and Traceability, Other Acts: Essential commodities Act, Legal Metrology Act, AGMARK Codex Alimentarius – development and issue of standards, Committees under Codex, role in maintaining harmony in food standards. National Organizations – Bureau of Indian Standards, ICMR, ICAR, NABL, Council for social welfare, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare – delivery Health Services in India. Export and Quality Control through Export Inspection Council (EIC), APEDA and MPEDA. International Organizations FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization), WHO (World Health Organization), ISO, WTO, APLAC, ILAC.
5. Public & Occupational health and Nutrition
Public Health: Definition of Public Health and Associated Terms, Current Concerns in Public Health : Global and Local, Core functions and scope of public health, History of public health and evolution of Public Health, Concept of health and disease, Natural history of disease, Levels of prevention, Concept of health and disease, Natural history of disease, Determinants of health, Infectious Disease and Germ Theory, Introduction to public health ethics, Globalization and Health, Governance in Health, International Health Regulations, Indian Health Systems. Occupational Health – health of workers in industries safety measures, occupational diseases. Nutrition – Assessment of nutritional status, Balanced diet, food sources of nutrients, essential vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids, their deficiency diseases and toxicity, PER, Recommended dietary allowances for various nutrients, Antinutrients, clinical and diet surveys. Programmes on Nutrition in India (mid-day meals at schools, anganwadi systems, ICDS, NIDDCP, NNAPP, WIFS, National Food Security Mission, SABLA, FSSAI initiatives on food fortification, FFRC, FFWP, NPPNB due to VAD, NGCP).
TSPSC FSO Recruitment 2022: Selection Process
The candidates must pass all the stages of recruitment to get selected finally. The selection of candidates in TSPSC FSO recruitment comprises two stages as mentioned below.
- Written Test
- Documents Verification
The candidates are selected based on their performance in the written test as it has the main weightage for selection.
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