Odishatv Bureau

Puri: The pious Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath will undergo quality checks before being sold out to devotees with the Puri temple administration deciding to appoint a food inspector for the task.

“We have been receiving many complaints from devotees about stale and substandard Prasad being sold to them by some servitors. We have discussed the matter with Suar Nijogs. A discussion on food testing was also held with Food Safety Commissioner. They have suggested for deputing a Food Inspector to check the standard of the Prasad,” Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief  Suresh Mohapatra told media persons.

“If a food inspector is appointed then i think the quality will improve. Besides prevailing unhygienic condition can be substantially checked,” he added.

When asked about the development, a devotee said it is unwise to call Mahaprasad as stale or substandard since it is associated with Lod Jagannath. “I do not think so that there is any such issue,”

Another devotee commended the administration’s decision saying that such a step would curb illegal practices and people can get good quality Prasad.

Meanwhile, Suar Mahasuar Nijogs have been unwilling to comment anything on the issue.