Mess food is good too, this is IIT proof! Awarded for ‘5 Star Food’

On hearing this ‘Mess Ka Khana’… Most of the students may not say so from their experience but the taste of mess food can be good too. Healthy and Tasty Mess Food is not just a jumla.. it has been proved IIT Roorkee has. For feeding good food to this IIT, FSSAI has been awarded the Eat Right Campus Award 2022.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has given IIT Roorkee a 5 star rating for the best food at its mess. The institute has received this award after conducting an audit of all the 12 messes of this IIT located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.

Food testing done on 5 parameters

FSSAI conducted audit of all 12 messes of IIT Roorkee from 21st to 23rd August 2022. In this, food and mess were tested on a total of 5 parameters-

  • Cooking method and process
  • way of serving food
  • Food quality and sustainability
  • mess cleaning
  • Mess workers health

The mess of IIT Roorkee has met these five parameters. Mess got 90 marks out of 100 for its quality. FSSAI officials gave a certificate of 5 Star Rating to Professor AK Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.

It was said on behalf of the institute that 'It is a matter of pride not only for IIT Roorkee but for the entire city. When this Eat Right audit was done four years ago, we got a 4 star rating. Mess Managers, Wardens, and Chief Wardens all contributed to this success. This would not have been possible without the cooperation of the mess staff and the students working in the mess council.

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Eat Right Campus is an initiative of FSSAI. Its purpose is to promote the culture of feeding safe, healthy and sustainable food in schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, workplaces, everywhere. So that the health of the people can be improved and social and economic development of the country can be encouraged.

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