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:

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