A Rs. 7.8 crore food testing laboratory (FTL), that will aid quality check on mid-day meal of government-run schools of east India, will come up here next year, officials said on Thursday.
A mobile food testing lab was today launched here which will give an opportunity to people in the to get their food material tested instantly at nominal costs.
Nestle India had challenged the NCDRC December 9-10 order directing the testing of Maggi noodles sample by a Chennai lab.
Delhi's Food Safety Department has started lifting samples of health food, baby food and energy drinks of various brands for test-analysis as directed by the Central government.
The samples have been collected following instruction given by the state (Gujarat) health department after some of the products failed in lab testing,
While Nestle India has relaunched the instant noodles brand, the issue brought to the fore the food safety issues although questions also emerged about the testing standards of various government laboratories.
Minister of State for FDA, Vidya Thakur said she has written to the FDA Commissioner Harshdeep Kamble regarding the collection of samples and their lab testing.
Haryana Government today directed state Food and Drug Administration to take samples of all kinds of food items and drinks available in the market.
Some of the products include Wow Chow and Rum Pum imported from Nepal, Koka imported from Singapore, Wai Wai manufactured in Assam's Boko district, Yippie of ITC Ltd and Yummy from Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district.
Amid the raging controversy over 'Maggi' noodles, Gujarat government has decided to conduct tests on food products of all major brands sold in the state, including those of multi-national soft drink giants like Coca-Cola and ...