Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Food Laboratory of FSSAI at Raxaul in Bihar

New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya today inaugurated the National Food Laboratory of FSSAI at Raxaul in Bihar.

This laboratory has been established under the Indo-Nepal bilateral agreement to reduce the time in the testing of imported food samples brought into Raxaul from Nepal. Earlier, all the imported samples having legal sanctity were being sent to National Food Laboratory at Kolkata, for testing.

On this occasion, Mr. Mandaviya said, the exporters from Nepal will find it easier to export more and more food products into India after the inauguration of a food testing laboratory in Raxaul. The Minister said, the laboratory is likely to get accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) by July-August this year and will start the analysis of the import samples under the product categories of Cereal and Cereal products, Fat and Oil, Spices and Condiments, Fruits and vegetable products and Packaged drinking.

Later in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the new office of Additional Director CGHS in Patna. On this occasion Mr Mandaviya said that health facilities and care have become accessible and affordable to the general public under the visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi .