Guidelines For Schools in Kerala by State Govt

Published on: 22 Jul, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

21 July 2013

Kerala government has issued a set of guidelines to ensure that good quality food cooked in hygienic conditions is served to children in schools across the state. The move comes after mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar killed 23 children on Tuesday.

The guidelines, formulated on instructions from Education Minister PK Abdurabb, make it the responsibility of heads of educational institutions to keep the kitchen highly hygienic and healthy persons are engaged as cooks.

According to an official release yesterday, school authorities should ensure the quality of foodgrain, provisions and other ingredients before their use to prepare meals.Public health wings of civic bodies have been asked to conduct periodic checks on shops and eateries around schools to avoid the risk of children suffering food poisoning by taking stale food items sold by them.


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