To upgrade Food Testing Laboratories in India, the authority has announced a major scheme for strengthening of Food Testing Infrastructure in the country at an estimated cost of Rs. 482-crore, in the light of the recent observations by Hon’ble High Court, Mumbai. The scheme focuses on all aspects of food testing system including strengthening of state food labs and referral labs, capacity building of food analysts and other technical personnel engaged in the analysis of food (both within and outside the Government) and creation of mobile food labs across all States/UTs. The present status of the Scheme is given in the links below:

Guidelines for incentivizing states to utilize the facilities of FSSAI Notified Laboratories

Inspection report on operationalization of FSW in the States of

Modified Food Safety on Wheels

Food Safety on Wheels - Scheme Guidelines, Manuals and Format

Setting up of Microbiology Laboratory

Rate Contract for High End Equipments

Items/Accessories to be provided with High-end Equipment (HEE) by suppliers under the Rate Contract