Community kitchen gets food safety certification
BENGALURU: The Art of Living International Centre’s community kitchen has become one of the first mega ashram kitchens in the country to be awarded an ISO 22000 certification for maintaining high standards in food safety and cleanliness.The certification was awarded after an extensive audit of the food safety management practices at the Ashram premises.
The community kitchen dishes out about 23,000 meals on an average every day and 8.4 million meals per annum.
“Food safety is linked to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Since food safety can get compromised at any stage in the food value chain, it is essential that the hazards are identified and adequate control measures are put in place at each stage, which we have done at our premises,” said Venkatesh T V, administrator, Ved Vigyaan Maha Vidya Peeth, in a release issued on Saturday.