FSSAI has Certified Nearly 100 Prisons in India as a Eat Right Campus

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), certified 100 jails across the country as an Eat Right Campus.  This achievement represents a major step forward in encouraging safe and nutritious eating practices within various establishments.

As part of FSSAI’s Eat Right India campaign, this program tries to guarantee the availability of safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly food in workplaces and institutions, including prison facilities.

The certification process observed the active participation of various jails, such as Tihar Prison in Delhi, Central Jail Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, Central Jail Gaya in Bihar, and Modern Central Jail in Punjab, among others. It is worth mentioning that Uttar Pradesh took the lead in terms of the highest numbers of certified jails, with Punjab, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh closely following behind.

Eat Right Campus, 100 prisons

The certification process for Eat Right Campus requires a thorough evaluation and strict adherence to FSSAI’s criteria, showing the dedication of certified correctional facilities to enhancing food safety and health. This program implants a culture of responsibility and transparency regarding food safety and nutrition in prisons.

The certification process involves thorough audits that concentrate on four main aspects: Fundamental hygiene standards, offering nutritious food, promoting knowledge about local and seasonal food, and Educating Food Safety Supervisors and Food Handlers via FSSAI’s FoSTaC Programme.

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After implementing these improvements, the campus undergoes a conclusive evaluation conducted by the identical FSSAI-empanelled agency, resulting in the issue granting of an Eat Right Certification.

The recognition of more than 2,900 establishments as Eat Right Campuses across the country underscores the beneficial effects of this program on people’s good health. With the program picking up steam, FSSAI is looking to partner with organizations from different industries to encourage a culture of health and guarantee that nutritious and clean food is available to all.

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