According to a report in ANI, a prison in Bulandshahar of Uttar Pradesh was awarded a 5-star rating along with the tag 'Eat Right Campus', by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI)
You must be aware about the ratings at restaurants, hotels and cloud kitchens that we eat from. They basically denote the customers about the quality of the food based on their food quality, hygiene, décor and various other parameters. But have you ever heard about jails getting rated on the basis of their food quality? Yes, you read that right. In a latest such news, a jail in Uttar Pradesh received a 5-star rating for providing excellent food quality to the inmates.
According to a report in ANI, a prison in Bulandshahar of Uttar Pradesh was awarded a 5-star rating along with the tag 'Eat Right Campus', by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). According to an official release, a team of inspectors from FSSAI surveyed the kitchen, storage, hygiene level besides the food quality. The inspection was done with stringent measures, and when the place got a clearance on each of these factors, it was given the rating and the tag, in addition to the remark of 'Excellent' by FSSAI.
According to the release, the officers and the inmates of the UP jail worked extensively on beautification, cleanliness and food safety. "The staff also used clean aprons, full-sleeve gloves and caps for preparing food," the report added. The report further reads that the Director General of the prison, Anand Kumar, has advised everyone to continuously work towards "maintaining the hygiene, quality and cleanliness while preparing food."
However, this isn’t the first time a jail has received a 5-star rating from FSSAI. Earlier this year, the Fatehgarh Central jail in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad district also received a 5-star rating for its food quality. Many reports also revealed that Farrukhabad jail has automated the food-making process to a large extent. So, one can find dough kneading appliance to roti maker and vegetable chopper in the kitchen of the jail.
The move by FSSAI to rate jail kitchens seems to have had a positive impact on the staff and inmates as many of them are striving to up their quality and hygiene game. What are your thoughts about FSSAI’s move to rate jail’s food quality and hygiene? Let us know.