Eat Right Place of Worship initiative is an individual approach under which a particular place of worship is identified for certification. It also covers integrated vendor selling prasad and other food items.
Places of Worship handling food either in packed form, loose, meals etc.
License/Registration under FSSA-2006, audit followed by training. Post audit will be done if scores are not satisfactory at first audit.
Training will be given on Basic catering course under FoSTaC (Food Safety Training and Certification) programme of FSSAI.
2 years from date of issue.
Eat Right Place of Worship is not a mandatory scheme, this initiative aims to build self-compliance at Places of Worship. Implementation time varies from state to state depending on manpower and location of "Place of Worship". In addition in some state there is a dedicated Government Department/Temple Authority who takes care of Places of Worship falling under their jurisdiction which makes implementation and communication easy.
Funding support shall be taken from Temple Authority, concerned state department, corporates through CSR etc. Some of the training partner and auditing partner of FSSI has also supported.
State department shall immediately take action to rectify the gap found. Still if gaps are not rectified by certificate holder, a letter shall be issued suspending the certificate till the they submit compliance report.
State/UT's have to identify potential locations in their state by nominating nodal officer and engaging Designated Officer and Food Safety Officer. In addition, empanelled training partner under FoSTaC, Third Party Audit agencies, Hygiene rating audit agency, Food safety Mitra can help States for identification of potential "Places of Worship".
State Food Safety Department on being satisfied with all steps implemented will write to FSSAI HQ addressing CEO and to the nodal officer of CSFH initiative for issuance of BHOG certificate.