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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
2. Andhra Pradesh 1 1
3. Assam 1
4. Bihar 1
5. Chhattisgarh 1
6. Daman and Diu 1
7. NCT of Delhi 1 11
8. Goa 1
9. Gujarat 6 1 3
10. Haryana 2 8
11. Himachal Pradesh 1
12. Jammu and Kashmir 2
13. Jharkhand 1
14. Karnataka 4 2 7
15. Kerala 3 1 5
16. Madhya Pradesh 3 3
17. Maharashtra 11 2 18
18. Meghalaya 1
19. Nagaland 1
20. Odisha 1
21. Puducherry 1
22. Punjab 3 2
23. Rajasthan 8 3
24. Tamil Nadu 7 1 7
25. Telangana 1 1 5
26. Tripura 1
27. Uttar Pradesh 3 2 3
28. Uttarakhand 1
29. West Bengal 5 1 5
Total 72 12 82

 

*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.