The National Food Laboratory of FSSAI was inaugurated at Raxaul, Bihar
The National Food Laboratory of FSSAI was inaugurated at Raxaul, Bihar by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilisers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya.
Under the bilateral agreement between India and Nepal, this laboratory has been established in Raxaul to reduce the time taken in testing the samples of food items imported from Nepal.
The building for the laboratory was constructed in the year 2009, but due to lack of skilled personnel and departmental neglect, the institute till now functioned only as a collection centre.
In the laboratory, there is a system of testing products like oil, fatty goods, water, fruits and vegetables, beverages, grains etc.
In this, the quality of the product and its impact on public life are examined, after which permission for business and use is granted.
About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India was constituted by the Central Government under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
It is operated under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
FSSAI works to ensure safe arrangements for production, storage, distribution, sale and import of nutritious food items for human consumption.
Apart from this, it helps in maintaining the prescribed standards of production and sale of food items at all the state, district and gram panchayat level of the country.
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