Temple Kitchens Inspected By FSSAI For Bhog Certification | Trichy news
Trichy: Food safety department officials on Wednesday inspected three large temples in Trichy managed by the HR&CE department to ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of the temple kitchens. A third party body recognized by the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) supported officials to assess food preparation in temple kitchens as part of the “Blissful hygienic offrand to God” certification program (Bhog ) of the Union government.
Officials inspected the kitchens at Rockfort Thayumanaswami Temple, Ranganathaswami Temple in Srirangam, and Jambukeswarar Temple in Thiruvanaikoil. The official team expressed their satisfaction in the practice of food preparation. Each of the temples received 10 to 15 suggestions for further improving food preparation and ensuring hygiene inside the kitchen area. “We have suggested that the temples include the date of packing in the prasadam offered to the faithful. There was insistence that glass containers be placed in the prasadam stalls, ”said Dr R Ramesh Babu, district food security officer. The temple leadership had 15 days to implement the suggestions.
Photographs were taken by officials as evidence, which will be compared to the situation after 15 days in a similar investigation at the temples. There will be a total of 120 points awarded in the Bhog survey based on inference during field visits.
Temples scoring over 100 ratings will get a 5 star rating while temples scoring 90-100 ratings and 80-90 ratings will get 4 stars and 3 stars respectively. The certificates will be provided by the Center in a month or two.