FDA launches Food Safety on Wheels “Mobile Food Testing Laboratory”

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Panaji, March 1st, 2018 …. The Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration (DFDA) has launched the “Food Safety on Wheels Mobile Food Testing Laboratory which was recently inaugurated by the Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in the presence of Minister of Health Shri Vishwajeet Rane.

            The Food Safety on Wheels vehicles is equipped with a mobile laboratory, well equipped to carry out tests like screening of adulterants in milk, masalas, honey, detection of food colour, analysis of packed drinking water etc. The Vehicle serves as a very effective means to carry out spot tests / analysis, awareness programmes, food safety surveillance etc. The services of the onboard mobile lab shall now be open to the general public as well as Food business operators. The food samples can be submitted to the mobile tab, while at camp at various cities.

            Nominal fees to be paid on the spot for per samples for Milk and Milk products is Rs.400/- for Packaged drinking water is Rs.300/- and for other food items is Rs.150/-

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