22 March 2019 | News
FSSAI will provide an annual grant to each NRL
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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has given approval to 13 food testing laboratories as National Reference Laboratory (NRL) under Regulation 3 of Food Safety and Standards Regulation, 2018 for specific areas.
FSSAI will provide an annual grant to each NRL that shall be used for method development, research activities, training, etc.
FSSAI has pointed out that each NRL should develop standards for routine testing procedures and reliable testing methods, provide technical support in the area of competence and be a resource centre for provision of information for certified reference materials.
The approved NRLs include 5 private players- Trilogy Analytical Lab, Edward Food Research & Analysis Centre, Vimta Labs, Fare Labs, Neogen Food & Animal Security. The other labs are Central Food Technological Research Institute, Export Inspection Agency, Punjab Biotech Incubator, ICAR- National Research Centre for Grapes, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Centre for Analysis and Learning in Livestock and Food- NDDB, CSIR- Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, and National Institute of Plant Health Management.