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

Food Safety on Wheels - Scheme Guidelines and Manuals. (Uploaded on: 30.08.2017)

Rate Contract for High End Equipments


Format of MoU (to be signed by States/UTs for upgradation of State Food Testing Laboratory under the Central Sector Scheme). (Uploaded on: 12.03.2018) Pdf size:( 0.23 MB)

Setting up of Microbiology Lab- Specification for equipments, List of Media and indicative layout. (Uploaded on: 26.02.2018) Pdf size:( 1.31 MB)

Panel of Experts for strengthening of State Food Testing Laboratory. (Uploaded on: 27.04.2017) Pdf size:( 0.95 MB)

Booklet for Strengthening of Food Testing Laboratories (SofTel) Pdf size:( 3.54 MB)