We all have heard about restaurants, hotels and cloud kitchens getting ratings on the basis of 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. Recently, a jail in Uttar Pradesh received a 5-star rating for providing excellent food quality to the inmates. According to a report in ANI, the Bulandshahr prison of Uttar Pradesh was awarded a 5-star rating and 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 and of course, the food quality. The inspection was done with stringent measures. The place got a clearance on each of these factors and was then given the rating and the tag, in addition to the remark of 'Excellent' by FSSAI.
The release further read that the officers and the inmates 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 ANI 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."
Earlier this year, the Fatehgarh Central jail in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad district received a 5-star rating from FSSAI for its food quality. According to reports, Farrukhabad jail has automated the food-making process to a large extent. From dough kneading appliance to roti maker and vegetable chopper, the jail kitchen has it all.