IRCTC signs MoU to provide Hygienic Food to Rail passengers

New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) for transfer of technology to provide hygienic food products and services to train passengers.

Rail Passengers to get Hygienic Food

Under the MoU, both the organisations would work together “to meet the broad objectives under the framework of providing enhanced health, safety, diverse region-specific food products and extended shelf-life of identified food products” for the passengers.

List of products and services

The organisation would also finalise the list of products and services for which CSIR-CFTRI would provide its technology to IRCTC, a ‘mini Ratna’ PSU of Indian Railways.

On June 27, IRCTC had also signed an agreement with Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) on transfer of technical know-how and quality testing for IRCTC’s ready-to-eat packaged edible products for those travelling in trains. “The MoU with CSIR-CFTRI reinforces our commitment to upgrade and standardize our catering services. It will further help IRCTC to provide safe, nutritious and hygienic edible products to the railway passengers,” IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A.K. Manocha said.

IRCTC partners with MoU to provide Safe Food In Railways.


CFTRI is one of the 40 national research laboratories in India, set up under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It has a proven track record in safety, designing and developing over 300 products and processes in the production and handling of grains, pulses, spices, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry.

How far this decision is respected and followed by the chain of people, is best left on time. The results are awaited which will speak about the Food and therefore, safety of people.

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Source: newKerala

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