Worms found in Mid-Day Meal in three Goa schools

Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS): Officials of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration on Tuesday collected food samples, after three schools in Priol, South Goa complained of worms in the Mid-Day Meal’s ‘Soya Chunks Pulao’.

Director of Education Shailesh Zingade told IANS that after the complaints were received, Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration officials were summoned to take samples.

“They have collected the food samples and a report is awaited,” he said, adding the supplier has been told to stop supply till the issue is cleared.

Sources said the education department will take action against the Self-Help Group supplying the Mid-Day Meal, if it is found faulty.

Another official said that the three schools have complained to them about the incident. “Today ‘Soya Chunks Pulao’ was supplied to these schools, when students tried to eat it, they found worms in chunks,” the officer said.

The Mid-Day Meal is given to school students from class I to class VIII. This benefits around 1.60 lakh students of 1,400 aided and government schools of the coastal state.

There are 100-odd Self Help Groups engaged in preparing Mid-Day Meals in Goa, and around seven parent teacher associations that cook for their schools with help from the government.



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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    This is the standard of New India under double engines growth Sarkars....who cares about these things...we have named the places on moon and going to be number one superpower of the world. Br happy with what is served in mid day meals. Unfortunately this is the tragedy of our system and dirty politics.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Chandu karla dont blame on govt.Blame the people who take care of food grains supplied .How many times good rice reaches other godowns and lower class of rice is given to schools who dont know the tricks of retailers.Good rice sacks are sold to shops and make money.How many times they caught such suppliers?It is same story where rice is given to poor .How carefully they store it?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    BJP Rules Goa ...

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Because Modi means fulfillment of all guarantees to Na Khaoonga Na Khane Doonga.

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