Bengaluru: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has implemented the ‘Bhog’ programme to ensure the quality of ‘Prasadam’ distributed in religious centres. The programme would be implemented in four temples along Karnataka’s coastal belt.
The government aims to deliver good-quality ‘Prasadam’ to devotees. In the first phase, four coastal temples have been selected, with the number expected to rise in the coming days. The members of the committee will keep a close eye on the products used in the Prasadam, as well as how they are stored and processed. They will also suggest on which products should not be included in the Prasadam.
Through the Bhog programme, the FSSAI will provide temples with quality inspection services. According to Dr. Premananda, District Food Security Officer, Udupi, four temples have been chosen for this purpose.
In the first phase, the temples of Kollur in Udupi District, Kukke Subramanya and Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatheshwara Temples in Dakshina Kannada District, and Sirsi Marikamba Temples in Uttara Kannada have been chosen. He also informed that those who prepare the Prasadam will be instructed on hygiene practises.