New Delhi: On Monday Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) mark a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) for move of technology to supply hygienic food foodstuffs and services to train passengers. Under the MoU, together the organisations would labor jointly ‘to meet the wide objectives beneath the structure of if enhanced health, safety, diverse region-specific food products and comprehensive shelf-life of recognized food products’ for the passengers.
The association would also confirm the list of foodstuffs and services for which CSIR-CFTRI would supply its knowledge to IRCTC. On June 27, IRCTC had also marked an agreement with Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) on transfer of scientific experience and superiority testing for IRCTC’s ready-to-eat packaged food for those travelling in trains. ‘The MoU with CSIR-CFTRI reinforces our commitment to upgrade and regulate our cookery services. It will further help IRCTC to provide safe, nutritious and hygienic food to the railway passengers,’ IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A.K. Manocha said. 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 established track evidence in food safety and scheming and mounting over 300 products and procedure in the manufacture and treatment of grains, pulses, spices, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry.