India’s first mobile food testing lab unveiled in Goa
India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory enabling on-the-spot food safety tests was launched in Goa. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in the country. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check food quality and curb adulteration. It will also check hygiene level of water and the results can be received within 15 minutes.
The mobile laboratory costs Rs.45 lakh and has been fully funded by the Centre. It will do away with need to get the food samples to FDA laboratory near Panaji for tests, thus cut the delays. It will either be used to conduct surprise checks by the FDA for scheduled tests.
The vehicle is equipped with milk analyser, hot air oven, hot plate, mixer grinder, digital weighing scale, digital multi parameter hand-held meter, power generator, air conditioner and refrigerator.