Mechanism to Check Pesticides in Food Items
NEW DELHI: The standards for pesticides in food products, potable water and fruits have been prescribed under the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011. The States/UTs which are responsible for enforcement of the Act draw samples and take action as per laid down procedures to ensure conformance with the standards.
The details of laboratories approved/authorized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India are indicated below:-
State – wise list of Food Testing Laboratories
|Sr. No.||State/UT||Number of State/ Public Food Laboratories||Number of Referral Food Labs*||Number of NABL Accredited Private Labs notified by FSSAI|
|1.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||1||–||–|
|6.||Daman and Diu||–||–||1|
|7.||NCT of Delhi||1||–||11|
|12.||Jammu and Kashmir||2||–||–|
*The Referral Food Laboratories work as appellate laboratories for the purpose of analysis of appeal samples of food lifted by the Food Safety Officers of the State/UTs and local bodies and the imported food samples.
The MoS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Shripad Yesso Naik stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here on Thursday.