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Mangalore: 'Rat sambar' in mid-day meal - ZP CEO inspects Iskcon kitchen


Mangalore: 'Rat sambar' in mid-day meal - ZP CEO inspects Iskcon kitchen

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore

Mangalore, Jul 31: A day after a rat was found in the mid-day meal at Krishnapur government school, Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat CEO Dr Tulasi Maddideni on Tuesday July 30 inspected the mid-day meal preparation unit of Iskcon near Urwa Market, which had supplied the food.

Speaking to reporters after her visit, she said, "The officials should ensure that there are no shortcomings or mistakes committed while giving mid-day meals to students," she said.

As a half-roasted rat was found in the mid-day meal given to Krishnapur government high school on July 29. The meal was supplied by the Iskcon centre. The ZP CEO inspected the kitchen of the meal preparation unit and checked all aspects in the kitchen including cleanliness and hygiene.

"Investigation will be done to determine how the rat fell into sambar and a report will be sent to the government," she said.

Nandanacharyadas, incharge of Akshaya Patra at Iskcon said, "We do not know how the rat fell into the sambar. At Iskcon, we prepare food giving importance to cleanliness and use modern equipment. The food it prepared at a temperature of over 100 degree celsius. If a rat had fallen in, it would have melted, and more importantly, we first check the sambar before sending. The food is sent in our own vehicle and we do test control every week," he said.

Akshara Dasoha officer Manjula K S, Suratkal police station inspector M A Nataraj among others were present.

 

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Aug 3 2013

    is it a joke? wearing masks and hair cover and Food material spread over the earthwhere everyone goes around .and children get that vegetable .no wonder rats will feel at home in such conditions.someone must have put the vegetable gathered around of course no time to check when such huge amount to be prepared.

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  • Sulthan , Mang/Dxb

    Thu, Aug 1 2013

    CHANAKYA IN 2013. Unbeleivable

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  • Viraat, M'lore

    Fri, Aug 9 2013

    Sulthan is it a joke for you?

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 1 2013

    Good to hear there is a new dish on the mangalore cuisine .... Sounds tasty .

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  • Aachi, IXE/ Riyadh

    Thu, Aug 1 2013

    I think this is the first time someone paid a visit to catering SVC...There must be a defined standards for each catering company and periodical inspection by authorities etc...This visit is like a impulsive response due to Bihar tragedy... Dont make it politics..Food is for our Children they are our future...dont plot them with rotten seeds...please...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Sahil, Dubai

    You are right. May be they were made tp wear such products first time and in view of surprise checking by health officials.

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  • Jayanth, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Just visit any of the ISKCON Akshyapatra kitchen, you will find it mechanized and hygenic. It is a charity offered for no profit.

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  • SAHIL, DUBAI

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    One of the Lady with Blue Sari, I think too much disturbed with Hair Cap Image 5 and 6.

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  • Tomas Richard, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    this is conspiracy to malign ISKON..no way it can happen in their kitchen,, why it happened now,some vested interests must be behind this or communal forces or so called secular might have done this, Police should do the proper investigation..

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  • G R PRABHUJI, BEJAI

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    I can not believe that Rat in sambar prepared by Iskcon. I think that number of Catering people have grown up in Mangalore like Mashrooms, Some body have played this dirty game to put Iskcon in trouble ,so that they will get the order. " HARE KRSNA"

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  • Vincent, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Mr Praveen - dont comment without knowing facts. The Govt is only giving a certain amount for mid day meals to school children. the rest is funded by ISKCON from their own funds/donations. for more details pls contact ISKCON reps and they will explain all facts. dont jump to your own conclusions and act like a fool. instead of appreciating the good job that ISKCON is doing, you are only commenting for the sake of commenting.

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  • M S Sheik, kudroli Mangalore//dubai

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    please treat the kitchen like your own house kitchen ,where you want only the food articles cooked and not rats. The childrens health is on line. Please develop some mechanism to protect the health of the childrens. Don't show negligence on their health matters.

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  • Vincent , Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    I too Agree with Mr.Pujari..

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  • Manoj P., Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Instead inspecting rats in the kitchen, find "rats" in the system !

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Adi,Kinnigoli
    It is very simple Adi,it is Bihar mid day meal impact, nobody want to die they want to live i.e all.

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  • Alban, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Why MANUAL cleaning of food grains, nowerdays a good food grains sorters are available to sort 100% quality of rice,dhal ,and other grains.
    For a rat issue, rats can hide inside the big vesel and cooks does'nt noticed this, rat may cooked in the dhal, they must ensure a clear visual inspection before mixing the water and food grains, hope ISKCON will adopt systamatic procedure before cooking the food

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  • Praveen Kumaresh, Bengaluru

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    ISKCON is founded with a sole purpose of spreading the devotion of Lord Krishna through out the world.
    So, they are not supposed to take up Catering Business which is a Profitable business as the govt reimburses full expenses including labour & transportation charges to ISKCON.

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  • Mr. bean,

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Believe it or not!!!
    The mask and head covering wear for today's photoshoot..

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  • murthi, mangalore/dubai

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Mr. Bean you are really Mr. Bean....what do you know about ISKCON. Each and every center they run in people work with devotion there not just for money. ISKCON has system in place and that is monitored by a dedicated team.

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  • DINESH SHETTY, PADUBIDRI/DUBAI

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    I hope this KADAK OFFICER will take
    strict action against the management.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    International Conspiracy.....

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Rats are common in our livings one cannot escape from these but proper food storage systems cooking areas it's hygiene and precautions while controlling the rats and other crawling insects it's infestation and eradication through proper means/methods .A general supervision is always a added advantage to the short comings are too towards it's improvements and implementations. Mistakes are always a lesson towards it's improvements and it's alertness i.e for our better tomorrow.

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  • Adi, Kinnigoli

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Bhoju..
    What you said is right..
    How all of sudden now rats/lizards started to fall deep inside Mid-Day Meal..??

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  • sreekesh, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Dear citizens pls understand some big politician wants to have it under a total tender scheme that's y suddenly all kinds of food poisoning is happening ,y no food poisoning is happening in any of the other private catering units?

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  • Audumber, Dubai

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Good job Tulasi Maddideni. Keep it up. At least now on all the schools & iskcon will take care of childrens food. Lot of poor children are getting feeded by this operation

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  • Pint, Mlore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    It is no secret that all food inspectors are paid by the government to inspect kitchens in hotels,hostels,hospitals etc ....
    And are paid by the owners to certify cleanliness and quality control.... Jai hind !

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  • simple, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Periodic, unannounced inspection of all places where Govt. sponsored food preparation is done to serve the school children and others should be
    done and no leniency should be shown to those who transgress.

    It is good Dr. Tulasi M. went to ISKCON but this one time visit will not serve the purpose as the kitchen managers are informed in advance and cleaning etc will be done in readiness.

    Wonder, such huge quantity of Veg. used are cleansed before they are cut. Now a days lot of pesticides, which are dangerous to human health, are used to keep away insects\rodents and as well to keep the veg.\fruits fresh!!
    Sometimes, these chemicals may be the reason for bad stomach etc.

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  • R.N. Pujari, Manglore - Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Dear Brothers and sisters Iskcon kitchen cannot be compare to GOVT RUN KITCHEN,,100% i can confirm it is a play game or some mischief done to damage the image of ISKCON ORGANISATION which is a non profit organisation.........HARE KRISHNA PLEASE FORGIVE THE CULPRIT.

    !!!!Hare Rama rama rama hare hare , hare krishna hare knrishna hare hare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Prashanth Poojary, Karkala

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Absolutely correct,i do agree with you sir,since it indicates some one palyed thier dirty role in this rat story!!!!!

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Kitchen looks neat and cleaner than most of our local restaurants. Conspiracy by insiders or outsiders cannot be ruled out.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Good job by ZP CEO Madam Tulasi.It appears that ISKCON was well prepared to meet the situation and contigency plans were made to put topi and mouth cover to the workers in the kitchen.It is a well known fact theere are hardly any places in Mangalore like hotels,caterers which prepare food in totral hygene condition.During previous MCC management there were frequent checks in hotels etc., to ensure clean work place.It looks those days were gone now.
    Rat is a common menace in shops,hotels,big kitchens of caterers.In village grocery shops,kitchens of big caterers the cat runs over thee stored food items in bags which are always kept open in night times.Now most of the people are aware of hygeneness and prefer to go for only packed grocery and other food items.
    Moreover the free food is always prone to carelessness by the work force which is a common trend with us.For eg.water used for cooking used from ordinary taps be it from toilet pipe,cooks will not wash their hands with soap after using toilets during work time,frying oil is reused which is very dangerous,boiled rice is soaked in unclean gunny cloths,for preparing the cold butter milk the unclean cheap quality ice being used,dhaniya,curry leaves used for preparation of sambar etc., are not properly cleaned are few instances of our hygene awareness.
    It is hoped that Madam Tulsi will render her special attention in this ragard.

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  • yogesh, bombay

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Now m'lore police(like udipi manipal police) will search all rat holes to conduct investigation for 1 month about how the rat fell into the sambaar and give report that rat actually "jumped" into the sambaar and it is nobody's fault!

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  • Charan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Rat gayi baat gayi!!

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  • zain, Mangalore/Doha

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    I think today is the first day where workers using face mask and nurse cap.

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    ENGLISH OF HOW I LOVE YOU !
    YOU DON'T MIND A MOUSE ON YOUR TABLE....
    BUT WILL YELL WHEN THERE IS A RAT IN YOUR FOOD

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  • Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Never thought there are such nincompoops reading Daiji on computer & not having a mouse on the table...please disagree you are not one, lets count.

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  • simple, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Of course, rats can crawl in, rats can jump in (like from frying pan to the fire) and some one can put in there too.
    There are guys who want such things to happen. They do not want any good things any where or to anyone. (may be the hoteliers\shop-keepers in the area who do not get this business)

    And of course, some earlier pictures of a kitchen in the schools, was\were very shabby and can not rule out various rodents make sorties on the rim of the containers kept open in those kitchens.

    Marbled or granite walled\floor kitchen can be kept clean easily and it is one time expense.

    First the Govt. should instruct schools to have proper\clean place for keeping\storing food, with a false ceiling, so nothing falls from the roof.

    Question is, why suddenly a spurt of various rodents discovered in the mid-day meals?

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  • gerald, modanakapu

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    drama !!!

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  • Shankar , mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Mr. D'mello and Mr. Bhandarkar, i second your thinking. some sadist has played dirty games here.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    It looks the ISKCON had prior information. (Leaked Visit)

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  • Fazil, DXB

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    How come Tyres are stored in food preparation area, officials are not noticed? mera Bharath me sab kuch chaltha hai!!!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Looking at the cleanliness at Iskcon....and the 'Rat-Sambar' story yesterday, one can indeed...
    'Smell a Rat'in the happenings....

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    Good job Tulasi Maddideni. Keep it up. At least you came and inspected unlike other officials..

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  • Lancelot Tauro, Manglore

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    WHY ALL OF THESE SUDDENLY HAPPENING ON INNOCENT CHILDREN...DIRTY POLITRICKS.. ELECTION ELECTION IS NEARING KILLINGS, BOMBINGS,RAPES, THEFTS WHAT ELSE.
    JAGO INDIA JAGO

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Jul 31 2013

    It looks somebody had played a mischief. It is not right to play with children's health. Iskon is not a profit making company to stoop to such a low level.

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