La Cosmopolitana Increasing Prison Safety Through Nutrition Services Nutrition Services
While it may be a common belief that food in Mexico’s prison systems is of poor quality, companies and entities exist that ensure inmates receive sufficient nutrition three times per day.
La Cosmopolitana, a group company under Corporativo Kosmos, one of the leading food-services providers in the country, is one of those entities.
An objective of sufficient nutrition in prisons is an increased chance of social reintegration later on. Food provided in prisons is typically cyclical and follows a plan. Plans vary for adults, officials, minors and special nutrition needs and are monitored by nutritionists to ensure contract compliance.
There are no general food restrictions in the system, and each facility that receives raw food products from La Cosmopolitana can include separate kitchens for officers, female wings and other requirements.
In addition, La Cosmopolitana staff and prison staff both train a minimum of two times per year in NOM-251-SSA-2009 and NMX-F-605-NORMEX-2018 distintivo H hygiene standards, for which they receive a certificate.
La Cosmopolitana has provided food and general services for millions in Mexico for over five decades. Services include raw food provisions, cleaning and maintenance, gardening, laundry and pest control. Run by Jack Landsmanas, Corporativo Kosmos’s CEO, La Cosmopolitana has earned an outstanding reputation for high quality and safety standards, environmental stewardship and socially responsible protocols.
Learn more about La Cosmopolitana: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/la-cosmopolitana