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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1889
ANSWERED ON:  29.12.2017
Food Testing Labs
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the number of food testing labs in the country, State/UT-wise; and

(b) the details of the minimum quality standards prescribed and quality tests undertaken for frozen fast food items that are imported from foreign countries?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): Presently, 232 Food Testing Laboratories have been authorised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for testing food products. State-wise details are at Annexure.
(b): Safety and minimum quality standards for food products including imported food items have been prescribed in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 and the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011. Imported food products, including frozen food products, are subjected to visual inspection, sampling and testing in order to determine whether or not, they conform to the prescribed safety and quality standards.

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