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125 food testing labs on cards

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed to set up 125 food testing laboratories in the country. The authority has also proposed to form guidelines to keep a check on flavoured drinking water, said V N Gaur, chief executive officer of FSSAI. The proposals have been submitted to the Union government for approval.

Gaur was speaking at the two-day 21st Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists organised on the theme ‘Innovations in food science and technology to fuel the growth of the Indian food industry’. Swapan Kumar Datta, deputy director general, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi, Vasudha Kamath, vice-chancellor, SNDT University, Mumbai, and G Venkateswara Rao, acting director Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, were present for the convention that started on Friday.

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The Expert’s Thought: Its good that Government is thinking about to establish Food Laboratories. This would bring about more Hygiene Practices and cheaper food evaluation costs in the county.

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