Food Safety Management Standards at every stage of Procurement, Operations and Dispatch – It is our sustained effort to establish smooth and consistent work processes. At Annamrita, we believe that if the processes are correct, then the outcome will be perfect. While our Khichdi (the outcome) is nutritious, healthy and often praised by many, very little is known about what goes into (the processes) making this delicious meal day-in and day-out. Well, not anymore. The following are the steps we follow when it comes to cooking meals for the many school children across the country.
10 Principles Of Safe Food Handling And Hygiene, Practised At Annamrita
Principles of food handling and hygiene are practised at Annamrita to ensure that food does not adversely affect human health. Interrelated elements like programs, plans, policies, procedures, practices, processes, goals, objectives, methods, controls, roles, responsibilities, relationships, documents, records, and resources are aligned around these principles.
Our Quality And Food Safety Policy
ISKCON Food Relief Foundation is committed to providing food that is wholesome and of the best quality to the underprivileged children. At ISKCON Food Relief Foundation it is ensured that the highest standards with regard to taste, presentation and delivery are maintained at all times without compromising on the required levels of food safety. High standards are maintained across the food supply chain as well.
Annamrita’s Efforts Are Appreciated By The Media
We have repeatedly said how dedicated we are to our cause and how focussed we are in ensuring that children receive nutritious, healthy meals daily. We take our work very seriously, and therefore adhere to very strict and stringent safety measures in our kitchens. This continued focus has resulted in our receiving the ISO 22000 certificate for some of our kitchens.
Here is what a handful of reputed individuals and celebrities have to say about Annamrita kitchens and operations.
“The ISKCON Food Relief Foundation has done a wonderful job. Their quality is very good, their timings are very good.”– Ms. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister, Delhi.
“Such Khichdi is not available even in our homes.”– Shri Rajendra Darda, School Education Minister, Maharashtra.
“We have had a very good experience with ISKCON Food Relief Foundation… Their kitchen in fact, looks more like a Five star hotel kitchen.”– Mr. Johny Joseph, Ex-Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai
“They (ISKCON Food Relief Foundation) provide a variety of meals each day, by which there is improvement in the physical and mental growth of these children.”- Dr. Tripta Gupta, Medical Director, B.T. Hospital, Delhi.
“I think Annamrita is doing a wonderful job in feeding the children of Aurangabad’s Municipal schools. Most of these students come from very poor homes and a hot afternoon meal acts as a great incentive for attendance. There is enough feedback from teachers, students and parents to confirm that the children love ISKCON’s food and often come to school just for the food. Along with attendance, even the students’ health is improving.”- Dr. Purushottam Bhapkar, Commissioner, Aurangabad Municipal Corporation
“Such good work is being done by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation for the children by giving Mid-Day Meal.”- Hema malini, Actress
“Today I visited the kitchen and godown of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation at Tardeo. It was a wonderful experience. It is being managed like a professional organisation with thorough detailing of each and every aspect of cooking – cleanliness, hygiene, quality. Special attention is paid to preserving the nutritional value of the food. The staff was very enthusiastic about explaining everything.”- Mr. Govind Agarwal, Fund Manager and Financial Consultant
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Paul Turner co-founded Food for Life Global in 1995. He is a former monk, a veteran of the World Bank, entrepreneur, holistic life coach, vegan chef, and author of 6 books, including, FOOD YOGA, 7 maxims for soul happiness.
MR. Turner has traveled to 72 countries over the last 35 years helping to establish Food for Life projects, train volunteers, and document their success.