Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar railway station has been certified as ‘Eat Right Station’ by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for providing quality and nutritious food to passengers.
Bhubaneswar railway station is the 6th railway station in the country to get the certificate after Chandigarh Railway Station, Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station (Delhi), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai), Mumbai Central Railway Station (Mumbai) and Vadodara Railway Station.
Yamini Sarangi, State Commissioner of Food Safety, handed over the certificate to Khurda Road Divisional Railway Manager Rinkesh Roy, today.
Bhubaneswar railway station received a four-star rating for a total of 29 food stalls.
“The 4-star rating indicates exemplary efforts made by the railway authorities at this station in ensuring that safe and hygienic food is available to railway passengers. All the catering stalls at Bhubaneswar railway station are provided with food license certificates. The vendors have medical fitness certificates too,” the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said in a statement.
Speaking on the occasion, Rinkesh Roy said, “It is an honor for the Khurda Road Division and it also makes us more responsible to maintain this standard of hygiene and food quality for our valued passengers in future at Bhubaneswar station. Efforts are being made for Puri, Cuttack and other important stations of the division to include them in ‘Eat Right Station’ category.”
The ‘Eat Right Station’ certification is awarded by FSSAI to railway stations that set benchmarks in providing safe and wholesome food to passengers. The station is awarded a certificate upon a conclusion of an FSSAI-empanelled third-party audit agency with ratings from 1 to 5. The 5-star rating indicates exemplary efforts by stations to ensure safe and hygienic food is available to passengers.
The certification is part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement- a large-scale effort by FSSAI to transform the country’s food system to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians. Eat Right India adopts a judicious mix of regulatory, capacity building, collaborative, and empowerment approaches to ensure that our food is suitable both for the people and the planet.
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