IIT Gandhinagar becomes India’s first academic institute

The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has become one of the first academic institutes in u. S. To receive the Eat Right Campus Award from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). As consistent with reviews, IIT Gandhinagar Director, Prof Sudhir K Jain will obtain the award for the Institute on June 07, 2019 at a program organized via FSSAI in FDA Bhawan, New Delhi, to commemorate the primary World Food Safety Day declared by the United Nations General Assembly.

IITGN’s initiative:

IITGN had taken initiative in all in their mess, meals joints and canteens within the campus. All these are certified/registered by the Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA) Gujarat, educated through the Food Safety Awareness and Training Organization (SATO) an impanelled education associate and audited by means of DNV GL Business Assurance India Pvt Ltd (DNVGL), an impanelled third-party auditing agency.

Basis of audit:

The audit is completed thru a checklist based totally on 5 parameters. On the basis of very last audit score, the institute is licensed as ‘Eat Right Campus’ with a 5-celebrity score.

Compliance to food safety and hygiene

Healthy diets

Food waste management

Promotion of local and seasonal foods on campus

Promotion and cognizance of food protection and healthful diets in and around campus.

Announcing the ‘Eat Right Campus’ award to IITGN, Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI, stated, “Access to a good enough amount of secure and nutritious food is the key to maintaining lifestyles, promoting good fitness and stopping foodborne illnesses. Eat Right Campus initiative of FSSAI is a powerful device to allow the administration/management to make sure secure and healthy food for each the citizens and visitors to their campus.”

“I am happy to look at this award going to IIT Gandhinagar and different such institutes across the usa. This will assist in encouraging other campuses to undertake and sell healthy meals practices on campus for the well-being of their students and the network, he brought.”

Upon receiving this special award, Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IITGN, said, “The Institute has constantly followed the core policy of students-first. All of our efforts and initiatives cognizance at the health and betterment of our students, faculty and the network. The aware efforts made by using the institute to make certain healthy, nutritious and secure food for all is one of them.”

“The ‘Eat Right Campus’ award through FSSAI is welcome popularity to the devoted efforts of our complete crew of college students, faculty, group of workers, vendors and vendors’ workforce. We are thankful to all of them for their commitment to making sure healthful and hygienic meals on our campus,” he delivered.

Eat Right Campus Initiatives via IITGN:

IITGN ensures excessive requirements for the quality of meals served at its eating halls and the other eating joints. Appropriate measures are taken to keep cleanliness and hygiene. All the meals joints of the campus have valid FSSAI license.

The institute specializes in healthful food behavior; the menu served in the mess is tailored every month by using the student mess council for a balanced eating regimen that offers the body with vital nutrients.

Besides, all the meals joints use fortified meals together with double fortified salt, rice, wheat flour, oil, and milk, to further beautify the meals vitamins.

IITGN promotes nearby and seasonal meals through the inclusion of such veggies and fruit gadgets in the month-to-month menu. For unused excess meals, IITGN has collaborated with Robinhood Army (a volunteer organization) to accumulate and distribute the leftover food for the needy.

The Institute has additionally coordinated with Bio Diesel Association of India (BDAI) for series of used cooking oil from the ingesting joints. The used waste meals are despatched to the in-residence bio-gasoline plant for decomposition to make manure. Awareness packages to reduce food wastage are performed often.