Guwahati becomes first railway station in Northeast to get FSSAI's 'Eat Right Station' certification

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Guwahati-becomes-first-railway-stationThe Guwahati Railway Station located in Assam under the North East Frontier Railway recently received the prestigious 'Eat Right Station' certification from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

An Overview of the News

  • FSSAI has acknowledged Guwahati Railway Station for its commitment to providing high-quality and nutritious food options to passengers.

  • As the first railway station within the North East Frontier Railway to receive this certification, Guwahati Railway Station has successfully met the stringent guidelines laid down by FSSAI.

  • The 'Eat Right Station' certification is a testament to the station's compliance with FSSAI's established standards for food storage and hygiene practices.

  • This certification is an acknowledgment of the station's efforts in maintaining the benchmark in serving safe and wholesome food to the passengers.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI):

  • It is a statutory body.

  • It functions under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

  • FSSAI was established as per the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

  • The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is a comprehensive law that governs food safety and regulation in India.

Established - 5 September 2008

Headquarters - New Delhi

Founder - Anbumani Ramdas

About Assam

  • Formation (as a state) - 26 January 1950

  • Capital - Dispur

  • Chief Minister - Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Governor - Gulab Chand Kataria

  • Rajya Sabha - 7 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 14 seats

  • Official Animal - Indian Rhinoceros

  • Official Bird - White-winged Duck

  • Official Dance - Bihu Dance

  • Official flower - Rhynchostylis retusa

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