Amul opens state-of-the-art advanced organic food testing lab in Gandhinagar

To provide organic testing results meeting international standards to organic farmers and industry players at an affordable price

Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) (Amul Federation) has set up a State-of-the-Art Advanced Organic Testing Laboratory at Amul Fed Dairy, Gandhinagar. The lab was inaugurated by Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation, Government of India, on 21st May 2023. This is the first dedicated lab by Amul for organic testing and supporting organic producers.

Amul ventured into the organic business last year in May 2022 with the launch of Amul Organic Atta. Over the past year, Amul has expanded its organic product portfolio to include products such as Organic Basmati Rice, Organic Toor Dal, Organic Chana Dal, Organic Masoor Dal, Organic Moong, Organic Rajma, Organic Besan and Organic Kabuli Chana. A range of other organic products are in the pipeline.

The latest state-of-the-art equipments  viz. Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) etc. have been installed at the new organic testing lab at Amul.

These equipment will help identify and quantify organic compounds in food samples. They can detect pesticides, herbicides, and other organic contaminants, determine trace elements and heavy metals in food samples and also detect mycotoxins, additives, and preservatives.

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