List of NABL Accredited Food Testing Laboratories


New Delhi

Arbro Pharmaceuticals Limited, Delhi
Avon Food Lab Private Limited, Delhi
Bharat Test House, Delhi
Delhi Test House, Delhi
Eurofins Analytical Services India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Fair Quality Institute (Food Analysis & Industrial Research Quality Institute) New Delhi
FICCI Research and Analysis Centre, New Delhi
ITL Labs Private Limited, New Delhi
Microchem Silliker Private Limited, New Delhi
Quality Services  & Laboratories, New Delhi
Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi
Sigma Test and Research Centre, Delhi
Sophisticated Industrial Materials Analytical Labs Private Limited, Delhi
Spectro Analytical Labs Limited, Delhi
Standard Analytical Laboratory (ND) Private Limited


Choksi Laboratories Limited, Panchkula
Dove Research & Analytics, Panchkula
Fare Labs Private Limited, Gurgaon
Haryana Test House & Consultancy Services
Interstellar Testing Centre Pvt. Ltd. , Panchkula
Intertek India Private Limited (Food Services), Gurgaon
J.M. Enviro Lab Private Limited, Gurgaon
Ozone Pharmaceuticals Limited, Bahadurgarh
Saturn Quality Certifications Private Limited, Bahadurgarh
SGS India Private Limited, Manesar, Gurgaon
TUV SUD South Asia Private Limited, Gurgaon

Himachal Pradesh
Auriga Research Limited, Baddi

Jammu & Kashmir

Bali Test House Private Limited, Ludhiana
Industrial Testing Laboratory & Consulting House, Patiala
Punjab Biotechnology Incubator, Mohali

Amol Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Jaipur
CEG Test House And Research Centre Private Limited, Jaipur
Jagdamba Laboratories, Jaipur
National Test House (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Consumer Affairs )
Precision Quality Services, Jaipur
Devansh Testing and Research Laboratory Private Limited, Haridwar

Uttar Pradesh
Advance Research and Analytical Services, Ghaziabad
AES Laboratories Private Limited, Noida
Eko Pro Engineers Private Limited, Ghaziabad
Food Analysis and Research Laboratory (FARL), Aallahabad

Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu
Konarch Research Foundation, Daman

Accurate Laboratory, Ahmadabad
Analytical and Environmental Services, Vadodara
Gujarat Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Pollucon Laboratories Private Limited, Surat
SGS India Private Limited, Ahmedabad
SGS India Private Limited, Gandhidham

Madhya Pradesh
Choksi Laboratories Limited, Indore
Cali–Labs Private Limited, Bhopal
SGS India Private Limited, Indore
QTTL Lab Private Limited, Indore

Anacon Laboratory Private Limited, Nagpur
Ashwamedh Engineers and Consultants Co-operative Society Limited, Nasik
Doctor’s Analytical Laboratories Private Limited, Mumbai
Envirocare Labs Private Limited, Mumbai
Export Inspection Agency, Mumbai
Food Hygiene and Health Laboratory, Pune
Geo-Chem Laboratories Private Limited, Mumbai
Maarc Labs Private Limited, Pune
Micro Chem Silliker Private Limited, Mumbai
Microtech Laboratory, Pune
National Agriculture and Food Analysis and Research Institute, Pune
Precise Analytics Lab, Mumbai
Pune Municipal Corporation  Quality Assurance Laboratory, Pune
Qualichem Laboratories, Nagpur
RCA Laboratories, Mumbai (A Division of Dr. Amin Controllers Pvt Ltd)
Reliable Analytical Laboratories Private Limited, Thane
SGS India Private Limited, Thane
Testtex India Laboratories Private Limited, Mumbai
TUV India Private Limited, Pune

Andhra Pradesh
Food Testing Laboratory, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Auriga Research Limited, Bengaluru
Bangalore Test House, Bengaluru
Environmental Laboratory (Unit of Mineral Engineering Services), Bangalore
Eurofins Analytical Services India Private Limited, Bengaluru
Ganesh Consultancy & Analytical Services, Mysore
Institute for Analysis of Pharma, Dairy, Food and Cultures (IADFAC), Bengaluru
Robust Materials Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
Shiva Analyticals (India) Private Limited, Bengaluru
Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Bengaluru
TUV SUD South Asia Private Limited, Bengaluru
Vsix Analytical Labs Private Limited, Bengaluru

Export Inspection Agency, Kochi (Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
Food Quality Laboratory & Research Centre, Kochi
Interfield Laboratories, Kochi
Neogen Food & Animal Security (India) Pvt Ltd, Cochin
SEA Lab, Aroor
The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India, Kollam

Tamil Nadu
Aqua Designs India Private Limited Laboratory Services, Chennai
Chennai Mettex Lab Private Limited, Chennai
Enviro Care India Private Limited, Madurai
Export Inspection Agency, Chennai
Hubert Enviro Care Systems (P) Limited, Chennai
MATS India Pvt. Ltd (Laboratory Services Division), Chennai
Monarch Biotech Pvt Ltd, Chennai
Nawal Analytical Laboratories, Hosur
SMS Labs Services Private Limited, Chennai
TA Labs Private Limited, Chennai
UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Valparai

Bhagavathi Ana Labs Private Limited, Hyderabad
First Source Laboratory Solutions LLP Analytical Services, Hyderabad
Intertek India Private Limited (Food Services), Hyderabad
Megsan Labs Private Limited, Hyderabad
Testing Services-Comm Grade, National Collateral Management Services Limited, Hyderabad
Vimta Labs Limited, Hyderabad

Kalyani Laboratories Private Limited, Bhubaneswar

West Bengal
Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre Limited, Kolkata
Export Inspection Agency Laboratory, Kolkata
Mitra S.K. Private Limited, Kolkata
Oil Laboratory, Department of Chemical Technology, Kolkata
SGS India Private Limited, Kolkata

Detailed List as of 12/2016 can be found at and for any other list or most recent visit website

Fssai, Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI 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.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative Ministry for the implementation of FSSAI. The Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have already been appointed by Government of India. The Chairperson is in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.

Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is an Act to consolidate the laws relating to food and to establish the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India 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 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The pdf of the  Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 can be found at

The Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011

The Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011 has been notified in the Gazette of india dated 1st Aug 2011. these Regulations shall come in force on or after 5th Aug 2011

For Hindi version check pdf

Apply Online for FSSAI License at FSSAI’s Licensing & Registration System at

For more details refer to

Innovative automatic fruit feeling machines by Pelamatic



Robito Almendra – Helps to separate Almonds from Cover

You can see various other good products from Pelamatic at their youtube channel

Innovative Products from Pelamatic for fruits and vegetables peeling


Recently we come to know about some of the interesting machines used for peeling fruits and vegetables from Pelamatic located at Valencia, Spain. Do watch the videos of the machines,
Orange Peel –  The founder of the company (José Pérez) wanted to make a machine that will peel the many oranges ate. And after a few nights of reflection and thinking got invent the only machine able to peel oranges in the market.

Robito Vaina – Designed to shell easily and quickly for shelling beans and peas.

Mitticool – Inspiring story of craftsman who built Refrigerator without electricity

Born in the Prajapati family, originally belonging to the village Nichimandal of Morbi, Rajkot, Mansukhbhai had exposure to the clay tradition since childhood, as this was his family’s traditional profession. He used to load clay from the ponds and fields on the donkey and ferry it to his place. Other than this, his contribution was limited as he was not much interested in the pottery work.

Having gained a sound knowledge while working in the pottery unit, the desire to start an enterprise of his own started to grow in Mansukhbhais mind. During his childhood, he saw earthen pans/hot plates (locally termed as Kaladi/Tavdi) being manufactured manually on the potters wheel (locally termed as Chhakdo). Using this, one person can only make about 100 units per day. He had seen roof tiles being manufactured in large quantity on hand press, which made him think why cannot earthen pans be made the same way?

In 1988, he left his job and took a loan of Rs 30,000 from a money lender to start his own earthen plate manufacturing factory. He purchased a small piece of land for the factory, dyes and presses, soil mixing machine, electric potters wheel and other scrap objects. Then he modified the roof tile making hand press and developed a hand press machine having capacity to produce 700 earthen pans per day.


In the fateful earthquake of January 2001, Mansukhbhai suffered huge loss, as most of his stock got broken. He distributed the stock that escaped the quake to the quake affected people of Kutch. In February 2001, Sandesh Gujarati Daily had a photo feature on the earthquake where at one place it showed a broken water filter of Mansukhbhai with the caption the broken fridge of poor.

This caption ignited a thought in him to work on a rural fridge that did not need electricity and could be used by masses. Though he started thinking about it after the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, it was 2002 when he actually started his work. Almost the same time, Mansukhbhai came into the contact of Gujarat Grass-roots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN), Ahmedabad. After a painstaking journey of three years during which he tested all sorts of soils and fridge designs, he finally came out with Mitticool fridge in 2005. A civil engineer saw the fridge and looking at its applications gave him the order of 100 pieces and an advance of Rs. 2 lakh.

Check Address and Contact Number of Mitticool at

Watch Story of Mansukhabhai Prajapati, covered in leading national news channel, NDTV.

Story of an IT Employee


There is an IT Employee working as a software developer in a well known Multinational Company. When he is assigned for a project of one overseas client, he himself prepares a work breakdown structure, project plan and delivery schedule and gets an approval from his client.

As the projects kicks off, he starts following the scrum, responds to each and every email from his client within no time, gives daily and weekly updates of his tasks so his client knows the progress of the project.

As the project deadline nears, he delivers well tested, bug Free software to his client well in advance of the deadline.  So, as you have read, he works very hard, puts his all efforts and dedication into the project ( burns midnight oil ) and delivers a quality product to the client. So, the end result should be his client appreciating his efforts  and his company may be considering for his name in next appraisal … right ?

But wait.. what finally happens is His overseas client asks his employer ( MNC Company ) to pay $$$ to them ( client ) for the work done by him … ( business not as usual.. right? read the sentence again )..

Well, The story doesn’t end here,

Now the same IT employees father is a farmer cultivating their ancestral land in their hometown village. This year, he envisions that there could be some good market for onions, hence sows the Onion’s into his farm. He irrigates that onion farm on time, takes care from all the natural calamities like unseasonable rain, hailstorm etc, and harvests good quality onion crop and takes it to the market for selling. In the market when he sells those onions and gets a payment receipt.. on it, he was actually asked to pay ₹₹₹ rupees from his own pocket, in return of the onions which he just now sold into market…..

Sooooooo, which story would you like to believe, first half… story of the IT Employee or the second half… story of his father who is a farmer.

If you think, the story of the IT Employee is just impossible to believe and at the same time and gave your silent nod to the story of his farmer father.. aren’t we doing some injustice to the Farmers ? What you think …….


We are IT Engineers, and our father is a farmer and its the time for us to give it back from where we came. Green Ecosystem is our baby step into this.. Visit our website and explore the world of Agro Ecosystem and see how you can get benefited from it.

Reference’s to story of a farmer :


Farmer showing his 1 Rupee after selling 952 Kg of Onion

[ Photo Credit, FB post from Ravish Kumar ]

Watch the Video of Farmer as covered in Ravish Kumar’s prime time debate, and also know views and facts from Agriculture Economist Devinder Sharma at ]


Payment receipt of 1 Rs Earned by farmer, after selling 952 Kg of Onion.

[ Picture Credit, Facebook post ]

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Farmer Suicides and the Global food crisis: A Story not told, TEDx Talk by Devinder Sharma


With the formation of WTO, a new international economic world order came into being. This has greatly affected the fate of farmers in developing countries across the world. While the successes of the new global trade regime have been appreciated, the issue of rising number of farmer suicides has faltered out of attention in the public discourse. Mr. Sharma elaborates on the impact of the continuing agrarian crisis in India and calls for a concerted effort in arresting the escalation of the crisis.

Journalist, Writer, Thinker, Trade Policy Analyst, Trained as an Agricultural Scientist, Mr. Sharma has dedicated his life towards working on a range of policy issues including agriculture, sustainable development, urbanization, International Trade Law. He is a distinguished food and trade policy analyst. With his articles, reports and blogs, he has managed to get to several million people and changed the way they saw the science of eating.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

We are what we eat and plants give us what we feed – TEDx talk by Ramanjaneyulu GV


Is our food safe? A red alert question that Ramanjaneyulu, puts out to all of us. Hear him talk about the quality of food we are eating. Listen to the reasons we need to adapt to organic farming as a results of excessive use of chemical pesticides and horrifying facts and statistics, surrounding them. He alerts us to the damage we are doing to our ecological footprints. In his heart wrenching talk, Ramanjaneyulu, highlights the plight of farmers and the reasons they commit suicide and the many reasons that farmers and farming should not die.

“We are what we eat and plants give us what we feed.” He is waging a war against the use of pesticides in agricultural activities and has challenged the traditional methods of farming. Apart from running the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture as the Executive Director, he also runs a small outlet, Sahaja Ahaaram, which stocks pest-free products from farmers. After leaving his full-time government job, Ramanjaneyulu dedicated himself to the benefit of farmers and his campaign, ‘India for Safe Food’.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Credit :

Organizations working for opensource in agriculture and allied sector


Open Food Network

Founded in Australia, the Open Food Network started as a little experiment with a van, some farmers and some friends. Since then it has grown to become an open source platform collaboratively nurtured by like-minded people around the world.

The Open Food Network is the flagship project of the Open Food Foundation is a non-profit, registered charity established in October 2012 to develop, accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems.

If you want to try the open food network software by your own you can by following steps from ” Installing Open Food Network online marketplace for local food on Ubuntu Linux “

The open food networks source code is available at github openfood repo.


Open Food Facts

Open Food Facts is a free, open and collaborative database of food products from the entire world. On the website there is list of foods with the details of each products ingredients, nutrition facts etc which are submitted by people. The contributors to the Open Food Facts project are people that are passionate about food. They add products to the database and they are also the primary source for improvements and applications ideas through the Idea Forum and several others venues for the Open Food Facts community to share and discuss.  The source code is available at github.

Farm Hack

Farm Hack is a worldwide community of farmers who build and modify own tools. Community people share their own hacks online and at meet ups because the community believe we can become better farmers when we work together. Farm hack website is a good resource to find the information about lots of innovative tools required for farming and there you can find the designs of those tools open for everyone.

You can read information about one of such tool “Culticycle – A pedal powered tractor by Farmhack” at the article.

Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAG)

The Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAG) is an An open source ecosystem of food technologies to create healthier, more engaging and more inventive food systems. Its mission is to create more farmers for the future of food production. OpenAG is developing the open source hardware and software platforms for sensor-controlled hydroponic and aeroponic agriculture systems. Visit OpenAG Website.

Installing Open Food Network online marketplace for local food on Ubuntu Linux

OFN Homepage

The Open Food Network is an online marketplace for local food. It enables a network of independent online food stores that connect farmers and food hubs (including coops, online farmers’ markets, independent food businesses etc); with individuals and local businesses. It gives farmers and food hubs an easier and fairer way to distribute their food.

Following steps will help to install this software and get it running on ubuntu Linux ( You can customise it by changing as per your server )

$ git clone
Cloning into ‘openfoodnetwork’…
remote: Counting objects: 57388, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (857/857), done.
remote: Total 57388 (delta 530), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 56530
Receiving objects: 100% (57388/57388), 19.46 MiB | 235.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (38262/38262), done.
Checking connectivity… done.

$ cd openfoodnetwork/

$ ls
app  doc      Gemfile.lock  lib          log       public    README.markdown  spec  vendor
config  db         Gemfile  Guardfile     LICENCE.txt  Procfile  Rakefile  script           test  zeus.json

$ sudo apt-get install postgresql
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 983 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,038 B of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 trusty-updates/main postgresql all 9.3+154ubuntu1 [5,038 B]
Fetched 5,038 B in 0s (5,508 B/s)
(Reading database … 523780 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/postgresql_9.3+154ubuntu1_all.deb …
Unpacking postgresql (9.3+154ubuntu1) over (9.3+154) …
Setting up postgresql (9.3+154ubuntu1) …

$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-contrib
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 982 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,058 B of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 trusty-updates/main postgresql-contrib all 9.3+154ubuntu1 [5,058 B]
Fetched 5,058 B in 0s (5,461 B/s)
(Reading database … 523780 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/postgresql-contrib_9.3+154ubuntu1_all.deb …
Unpacking postgresql-contrib (9.3+154ubuntu1) over (9.3+154) …
Setting up postgresql-contrib (9.3+154ubuntu1) …

$ sudo apt-get install pgadmin3
pgadmin3 is already the newest version.

To start off, we need to change the PostgreSQL postgres user password; we will not be able to access the server otherwise. As the “postgres” Linux user, we will execute the psql command.

$ sudo -u postgres psql postgres
psql (9.3.4, server 9.1.11)
Type “help” for help.

Set a password for the “postgres” database role using the command:

postgres=# \password postgres
Enter new password:
Enter it again:

and give your password when prompted. ( we set password to “ofn”, you can use any ) The password text will be hidden from the console for security purposes.
Type Control+D to exit the posgreSQL prompt.
postgres=# \q

create yourself a database account (which is in this case also a database superuser) with the some name ( in our case its “ofn_user” is username, ou can replace with any name below ) and then create a password for the user:
$ sudo -u postgres createuser –superuser ofn_user

$ sudo -u postgres psql
psql (9.3.4, server 9.1.11)
Type “help” for help.


postgres=# \password ofn_user
Enter new password:
Enter it again:

( note: ou can user any password, in our case, we set to “ofn )

Type Control+D to exit the posgreSQL prompt.
postgres=# \q

use your new superuser privileges granted above to create a database ( in our base database name is set to ofn_db )
$ sudo -u postgres createdb ofn_db

$ bundle install

You may need to type “sudo” password during above install.

Create databases
$ sudo -u postgres createdb ofn_test
$ sudo -u postgres createdb ofn_dev
$ sudo -u postgres createdb ofn_prod

$ vim config/database.yml
Modify, database.yml as show below, ( matching to names you assigned )

======== database.yml ============

adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: ofn_dev
pool: 5
host: localhost
username: ofn_user
password: ofn

adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: ofn_test
pool: 5
host: localhost
username: ofn_user
password: ofn

#not used with heroku
adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: ofn_db
pool: 5
username: ofn_user
password: ofn

adapter: postgresql
encoding: unicode
database: ofn_prod
pool: 5
username: ofn_user
password: ofn


$ cp config/application.yml.example config/application.yml
[ If you want to, you can change above file with Timezone ]

$ rake db:schema:load db:seed

Create the admin user (press enter for defaults).
Email []:
Password [spree123]:

[ Mote: In our case, password set to ofn123 , you can use anything more than 5 characters ]

Load some default data for your environment:
$ rake openfoodnetwork:dev:load_sample_data

[openfoodnetwork:dev:load_sample_data] Seeding shipping / payment information
[openfoodnetwork:dev:load_sample_data] Seeding taxonomies
[openfoodnetwork:dev:load_sample_data] Seeding addresses
[openfoodnetwork:dev:load_sample_data] Seeding enterprises
[openfoodnetwork:dev:load_sample_data] Seeding products

$ rails server

=> Booting Unicorn
=> Rails 3.2.21 application starting in development on
=> Call with -d to detach
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server




Now open firefox, and type , you will see a home page like below

OFN Homepage


Now, you can use the admin login ( as you used during setup in above steps ) to signin and you will get admin panel like below,


OFN admin


You can customise the software as per our need, for more help check below links

Reference: PostgreSQL Database :
OFN Installation :

Mitti – Back to the roots, A film on agrarian crisis and Importance of traditional organic farming by Farmers’ Champions


Mitti-back to roots, is a docudrama film based on several real life incidences from across the country.  The film is made in hindi and dubbed into other languages.

Mitti is the story of a young agricultural scientist ‘Ekta’ who tries understand the crisis in farm sector and explores alternative paths. This is story of a village which was put up for sale.  It is the story of the farmers who lost their lives chasing the dreams of big yields. It is the story of the young women who tried to restore their livelihoods. It is the story of a village which gained freedom from all the clutches.

The film is a result of more than a year research on the farm crisis, farmer suicides, pesticide poisoning, land grab and several other issues pushing farming into crisis.  The research was done by team headed by Mr. Anshul Sinha under the mentorship of Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad.  The film portrays 25 major issues pushing farming into crisis.

The film aims at saving every farmer from giving up farming and their life and making others realise what is wrong with our approach to farming today and what are the possible ways out.

You can watch the Film at Youtube,