In the historical city of Ballari is located the 3-storied high-tech centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established in the year 2006. The ISO certified 5S and GMP standardised kitchen serves wholesome, nutritious mid-day meals to more than one lakh children. The kitchen implements ISO 14001 EHS safety management as per the standards of 14001 & 18001.
Rice per Day
Sambar per day
Retaining the freshness of the countless number of raw materials is very important. The raw materials that are perishable are stored in cold storage below 5 degree Celsius. The raw materials that are non-perishable are stored in an ambient environment.
The different measures that are taken to preserve the quality of the meals are by,
The raw materials that are perishable are stored in cold storage below 5 degree Celsius. The raw materials that are non-perishable are stored in the godown in an ambient environment.
A number of kaizen initiatives are adopted in the kitchens. Here are a few kaizens initiated in the kitchen:
Here are a few kaizens initiated in the kitchen:
The different measures that are taken to preserve the quality of the meals are:
Strict adherence to FSMS, which is implemented as per ISO 22000 standards, along with adherence to the mid-day meal guidelines.
The quality of the raw materials are inspected through FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), which is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.
The kitchen equipment are sanitised by pressure jet and steam sterilizing.
The DMAIC cycle is the principal tool that is adopted in the kitchen to drive the six sigma projects. DMAIC methodology to Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control denotes a data-driven improvement cycle for improving, optimizing and stabilizing the processes in the kitchen.
Standardisation of recipes is maintained by submitting feedback forms to the beneficiary schools, each day after the meals are served. This helps in retaining the quality of the food as well as make necessary changes if at all, there are any flaws.