The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station under Katihar division of N. F. Railway has been awarded ‘Eat Right Station’ certification by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) in recognition of providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers.
The station has been able to qualify the guidelines established by FSSAI and becomes the eighth railway station in N. F. Railway to get this status. This certification has been awarded for the period from 29th December, 2023 to 28th December, 2025.
Further, in its endeavour to ensure safe and hygienic food to passengers, N. F. Railway has planned to take up more stations in future to qualify as ‘Eat Right Station’ by FSSAI for which necessary efforts are being carried out. Previously, Guwahati, Harishchandrapur, Lumding, Rangiya, Mariani, Samsi and New Bongaigaon Railway Stations of N. F. Railway have been awarded ‘Eat Right Station’ certification by FSSAI.
It is to mention here that the ‘Eat Right Station’ certification is granted by FSSAI to railway stations adhering to standard food storage and hygiene practices. This certification is awarded by FSSAI to railway stations that set benchmarks in providing safe and wholesome food to passengers. The station is awarded a certificate upon a conclusion of an FSSAI-empanelled third-party audit agency.
The certification is part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement a large-scale effort by FSSAI to transform the country’s food system to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians.