SME Times News Bureau | 20 Jan, 2020
Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has added 135
laboratories to existing 51 recognized laboratories.
initiative APEDA recognition of laboratories has reached 186 laboratories
across the country.
The number of
laboratories have increased in states with exporting potential like Maharashtra
(35), Gujarat (23), Andhra Pradesh & Telangana (10), Tamil Nadu (23) and
requirements are crucial in agri export supply chain.
For increasing the
laboratory network further, APEDA has taken a policy decision for
simplification of APEDA recognition of laboratories.
It has been decided
that the laboratories which are NABL accredited will be recognized by APEDA and
same will be added in the network of APEDA recognition laboratories.
This will enable
APEDA to continuously expand its recognition network of laboratories across the
country and will enable the exporters to have an easy access to the
laboratories for testing of APEDA scheduled products for exports.