It was inaugurated by Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in the presence of MPEDA Chairman KS Srinivas
With an aim of giving major push to India’s seafood exports, the Marine Products Export Development Authority has recently inaugurated its first state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory in Kochi at the 22nd India International Seafood Show organised jointly with the Seafood Export Association of India.
It was inaugurated by Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in the presence of MPEDA Chairman KS Srinivas.
The laboratory was necessitated by the fact that the US, the European Union and other major seafood importers were tightening their quality norms on a regular basis in the interest of the health of their population. This has prompted India’s seafood exporters to go for enhancement of the quality of their products to survive the competition.
The other laboratories are in Kochi (Kerala), Bhimavaram and Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Bhubaneswar (Odisha).