IIT Gandhinagar Becomes One Of The First Educational Institute To Receive FSSAI ‘Eat Right Campus Award’ IITGN Director, Professor Sudhir K Jain will be accepting the award on behalf the institute today (7 June) at the FDA Bhawan, New Delhi. (Worldciv 2017 kushan/Wikimedia Commons)

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) is one of the first educational institutes in the country to receive the ‘Eat Right Campus Award’ from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), India Today reports.

According to reports, IITGN Director, Professor Sudhir K Jain will be accepting the award on behalf the institute today (7 June) at the FDA Bhawan, New Delhi to commemorate the first World Food Safety Day declared by UN General Assembly.

IITGN had registered all of their messes, food joints and canteens in the campus by the Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA), Gujarat. They also appointed the Food Safety Awareness and Training Organisation (FSATO) as their empanelled training partner.

The audit was conducted by the DNV GL Business Assurance India Pvt Ltd (DNVGL) on the basis of five parameters- compliance to food safety and hygiene, healthy diets, food waste management, promotion of local, and seasonal foods on campus and the promotion and awareness of food safety and healthy diets in and around campus.

IITGN, which was established in 2008, has been certified as ‘Eat Right Campus’ with a five-star rating, on the basis of the final audit score.

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