The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has notified CEGTH based on NABL for the purposes of carry out the analysis of food samples under the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) for the chemical and biological scope.
The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 Subsequently, the Food Safety and Standards Regulations 2011 were published in 2011. It has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.
Under the regulations, for licensing of a food business, the food business operators are required to periodically get their input materials, water and food products tested from a NABL accredited and FSSAI authorised food testing laboratory. The periodic testing is intended to ensure the safety and quality of the food being produced. For this purpose FSSAI has now authorised NABL accredited food testing laboratories like CEGTH, for carrying out the required testing.