Saturday, 15 April 2017

Standardization is not that simple !



Just read from news papers that Shri Ram Vilas Paswanji wants to standardize on the portions of different dishes being served in hotels / restaurants


Where Angels fear to tread ?


A food item served in a hotel has many attributes among which , Weight or Volume ( Quantity ) is just one


Consider these other :


·         Quality of the various ingredients used in preparing that dish

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·         Whether vegetable ingredients are “ Organically “ produced or with chemical fertilizers

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·         Calorific Value ( Energy value ) of the final preparation

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·         Can it be classified as “ Junk Food “ ? or “ Health Food “ ?

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·         Vitamin content

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·         Use of non-permissible colours

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·         Presence of some toxic materials

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·         Presence of oils that might cause increased Cholesterol level

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·         Hygienic condition of the kitchen where prepared

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·         Cleanliness of the cooks

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·         Whether the ingredients are FRESH or STALE

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·         Whether portion was prepared 10 minutes earlier or 3 days earlier !

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·         Whether price for a dosa is Rs 30 or Rs 60 !

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Of course , no one can / will object to the idea of “ not wasting of food “


But I am not sure this can be achieved by “ Standardizing “ on the QUANTITY of food served in hotels / restaurants !



15  April  2017




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