Given 4 Stars rating by FSSAI
To help passengers make a healthy and right food choice, Indian Railways launched a movement “Eat Right Station” which was a part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement launched in 2018 by the FSSAI.
Under this movement, Mumbai Central Station of W.Rly becomes the country’s first “Eat Right Station” certified by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
According to a press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, Mumbai Central station has been judged on the basis of compliance of food safety and hygiene, availability of healthy diet, food handling at preparation, transhipment & retail/ serving point, food waste management, promotion of local and seasonal food and creating awareness on food safety and healthy diet.
Mumbai Railway station has been conferred with “Eat Right Station” certification with 4 Stars rating by FSSAI on 29th November 2019. The food quality regulator (FSSAI) along with Western Railways (WR) and Indian Railways Catering Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), trained food handlers, both in canteens and base kitchens.
They inspected catering establishments at the station, certified and rated the standard of food. The focus of the movement is on improving the health and well-being of people by ensuring they eat healthy.
‘Eat Right India’ movement is built on two broad pillars of ‘Eat Healthy’ and ‘Eat Safe’. It aims to engage, excite and enable citizens to improve their health and well-being. Led by FSSAI, it is a collective effort to make both the demand and supply-side interventions through the engagement of key stakeholders. On the demand side, it focuses on social and behavioural change among citizens and nudging citizens towards making the right food choice.
On the supply side, it focuses on nudging the food businesses to reformulate their products, provide better nutritional information to consumers and make investments in healthy food as responsible food businesses. It includes maintaining hygiene and sanitation, proper waste disposal and following safe food practices.