New Delhi, India (PRWEB) May 30, 2012
Arbro Analytical Division one of India's largest NABL accredited food testing laboratory has been authorised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for testing of samples under the Food Safety and Standards Act.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India was established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006. Subsequently, the Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011 were published on the 1st August 2011, laying down a mechanism of registration and licensing of food business operators to ensure the quality and safety of food sold in the country.
Under the regulations, for licensing of a food business, the food business operators are required to periodically get their input materials, water and food products tested from a NABL accredited and FSSAI authorised food testing laboratory. The periodic testing is intended to ensure the safety and quality of the food being produced. For this purpose FSSAI has authorised NABL accredited food testing laboratories like Arbro, for carrying out the required testing.
Established in the year 1990, Arbro Analytical Division has been serving leading players in the food industry for over a decade now. Arbro was first accredited by NABL in 2003 and has since evolved a comprehensive scope of accredited food testing services including Microbiology, Nutritional Labelling, Pesticide Residue, Drug Residues, Aflatoxins, Naturally Occurring Toxins and Genetically Modified Organisms. The laboratory is also accredited for the testing of water as per the Indian and international standards.
In a comprehensive study on food testing infrastructure conducted by TUV Southasia, Arbro was declared as one of the 5 national level laboratories in India. The study was sponsored by Ministry of Food Processing of India (MoFPI) and covered 312 laboratories in India. Backed by state-of-the-art infrastructure Arbro has been working with most of the leading food industries in the country.
“We are thrilled to be authorised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act is a commendable effort on the part of the Ministry of Health And Family Welfare, Government of India. The Food Safety and Standards Act consolidates, various acts and orders, under different ministries into a single act and organisation. This will go a long way in ensuring the availability of safe and wholesome food to the citizens of India,” said Mr. Vijay Kumar Arora, Managing Director, Arbro Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Analytical Division).
“I am very excited that our laboratory has been authorised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, for testing of food samples. For more over a decade now we have been serving the food industry, primarily to ensure the quality of food being exported from India. This has helped us to develop a comprehensive scope of food testing services which covers all the requirements laid down under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Now extending these services to leaders in the domestic market, backed by our superior quality and service, is going to be a win-win situation for both,” said Dr. Saurabh Arora, Executive Director, Arbro Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Analytical Division).
Food business operators interested in learning more about Arbro’s food testing services and understanding the requirements for testing, laid down in the Food Safety and Standards Act can visit http://www.Testing-Lab.com or contact the laboratory’s technical experts at +91-11-45754575, for more information.