New Delhi, Jul 10: Department of Food Safety has made it mandatory to deploy a food safety supervisor in Tihar Prison complex.
In view of the mandate given by Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Department of Food Safety conducted the training of 950 inmates in the month of May and June.
These inmates were certified as 'Food Safety Supervisor' in the prison complex and were awarded certificates by Delhi Minister of Home and Health Satyendar Jain.
United News of India (UNI) Chairman Vishwas Tripathi, DG prison Ajay Kashyap, commissioner Food Safety L R Garg, and officials from the department of Food Safety and Delhi Prisons were present on the occasion. ''Delhi government has taken many initiatives to improve the standards of Food Safety across the Delhi through its mission Sehatmand Delhi. We can take pride for the initiative as it is first time in the country that any government has initiated such large-scale food safety program in its prison complex,'' Mr Jain said.
Mr Kashyap emphasised that since the inmates leaves the prison after certain interval it is important that refresher courses are organized for them at regular interval. It is also proposed to have a Food Safety Testing laboratory inside the prison complex so that food prepared can be tested before such large-scale consumption. Tihar Prison complex which houses 32 kitchens and two manufacturing units prepares food for almost 40,000 people. (UNI)