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14 unaccredited state labs operation will be discontinued

Updated: May 31, 2019

FSSAI will be discontinuing the operations of 14 unaccredited laboratories as food laboratories. This will be done because all 14 laboratories have not submitted the undertaking with NABL accreditation despite of several reminders in last two years. These labs will be discontinued with effect from 14 June 2019 as per Section 98 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

It has been stated by Bhaskar N, advisory quality of FSSAI that NABL accreditation is foremost criteria for food laboratories as per the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. These 14 labs are continuing their operation from past 10 years and have not even started the NABL accreditation process. Therefore, it is decided that the operation of these labs will be discontinued.

The unaccredited labs include Municipal Corporation Food Testing Lab, Ujjain, Food Lab Municipal Corporation Indore, Public Health Laboratory, Sri Ganga Nagar, Rajasthan, State Food Lab, G B Pant Hospital Campus, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Food Lab, Asansol Mines Board of Health Laboratory, Public Health Lab, GM Hospital Kalyani, Nadia, District Public Health Lab, Murshidabad, Corporation of City of Mysore Lab, Karnataka, District Public Health Lab, Jalandhar, Punjab, Public Health Lab, Municipal Corporation, Fatehganj, Vadodara, Gujarat, Food Analysis Laboratory, Corporation of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Central Lab (Food), Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Regional Public Health Lab, Guntur Medical College Campus, Andhra Pradesh.

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