The Annamrita Way Of Working

The Annamrita Way Of Working

  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. Read further… 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. Read further…             View Newspaper […]

Mandela Day 2013

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On 23 April 1997, the then state president of South Africa addressed the Food for Life festival, where about 30 000 children gathered for a programme organized by the Food for Life organization. At this meeting of the youth, he suggested that whenever he is with young people he feels like a recharged battery and looked forward to the youth to lead South Africa into the future. He stressed that children of South Africa need to be protected and they should not go hungry. He applauded Food for Life for its humanitarian initiative in creating hunger free zones and referred to these endeavors as being in the true spirit of Maskhane as envisaged by the democratic government. Some 16 years later Food for Life has enduringly upheld its vision to distribute warmly prepared vegan food to about 5,000 school children daily. On his 95th birthday 95 pots of pure vegetarian food was cooked for distribution to 25 000 school children across KwaZulu Natal. This free distribution included the poorer quintile ranked schools and targeted those schools that have no access to the Education Department’s feeding scheme. The identified schools straddled largely across KwaZulu Natal and Food for Life teams engaged in the distribution to mark this auspicious day. Specifically, the media was invited to observe the food distribution at Clareville Primary which was selected for its inclusion policy. Unarguably, it has admitted the largest number of refugee children and asylum-seekers over the years. Although these children might not have formal citizenship status of the host country, the principal, Mr Bhairoparsad, acknowledges their right to access education. Food for Life South Africa, a section 18a company can be described as semi- autonomous, non-profit-making, self governing and campaigning organisations with a focus on the well-being of others and is characterised as an […]

What is the dietary standard for a YOGI?

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The director, Paul Rodney Turner talks about the ancient tradition of prasadam distribution and food yoga and his new book The main purpose of my new book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul is to introduce all people (Hindu and non-Hindu) to the concept of eating prasadam or high-vibrational, karma-free food. The word yoga means to unite, so in this sense we are talking about uniting body, mind and spirit, and ultimately connecting with the supreme spirit through the process of offering food and eating. However, much of my book also talks about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle for a budding yogi. For those already comfortable with the idea of sanctifying food, I point out that food yoga begins not at the offering altar, but in the growing and selecting of pure ingredients. In this sense, I  advocate that yogis should eat whole foods and stay away from processed foods and any food that has harmed the life of animals or the planet. My organisation, Food for Life Global stipulates that only such pure food should be served by our affiliates. I feel that ISKCON, a principle partner, has made a huge mistake in advocating commercial dairy as an acceptable part of their yogi diet in their temples, and it is our aim that their outreach project, Food for Life veers clear of this belief. In pursuance of this ideal, Food for Life Global does not financially support any FFL projects that serve commercial dairy. I consider myself a “Krishna-dairian,” or someone that will only consume milk from a protected cow who has willingly offered her milk to me with love and who has not been violated or inconvenienced in any way. Commercial milk cannot claim such purity and in my opinion, because of the circumstances surrounding its production, it should not be offered on […]