Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011- Laboratory And Sample Analysis

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Chapter- 2
Laboratory And Sample Analysis

2.1 : Notified Laboratories for Import

2.1.1 The sample of any imported article will be sent by the Authorized Officer for analysis. The Food Analyst of any of the following notified laboratories or any other laboratories notified by the Food Authority from time to time. having jurisdiction over the area in which the sample was taken.
 

laboratories

.

Kolkata

Orissa

Jharkhand

Pradesh

Mizoram

Bengal

.

Ghaziabad

Punjab

Uttarakhand

Pradesh

Pradesh

Uttarakhand

.

Mysore

Lakshadweep,

Nadu

.

Pune

Maharashtra

Gujarat


2.2 : Referral Laboratory

2.2.1 : Functions- In addition to the functions entrusted to it under the Act, the Referral Laboratory shall carry out the following functions, namely:
1) analysis of samples of food sent by any officer or authority authorized by the Food Authority for the purpose and submission of the certificate of analysis to the authorities concerned;
2) investigation for the purpose of fixation of standard of any article of food;
3) investigation in collaboration with the laboratories of Food analysts in the various States and such other laboratories and institutions which the Food Authority may approve on its behalf, for the purpose of standardizing methods of analysis.
4) ensuring that the laboratory follows the scientific protocols laid down for handling/testing the articles of
 
food.
 


5) maintaining high standards of accuracy, reliability and credibility in the operation of the laboratory and
 
achieving and maintaining the required levels of accreditation and reliability.
6) laying down mechanism for ensuring that personnel of the laboratory adhere to high professional standards and discipline.
7) Such other conditions, as the Authority may lay down for Referral Laboratories.
8) Capacity building by way of organizing professional training, workshops and seminars for the  Food analyst, laboratory personnel in the states specified by the Food authority.

2.2.2 : State/ Union Territory/ Local Area of Referral Laboratory
1. The laboratory specified in Column (1) of Table I below, shall carry out the functions entrusted to it by the Act or these regulations in respect of the local areas specified in the corresponding entry in Column (2) thereof.
 

 

able-I

 

’s

 

.

-700016

Lakshadweep

.

570013

Chandigarh

.

1001

Nadu

.

201001

y.

2. The certificate of analysis to be provided by the referral food laboratory shall be as per Form A.

2.3 Procedure of Sampling

2.3.1 : Quantity of sample to be sent to the Food Analyst:- (1) The quantity of sample of food to be sent to the Food Analyst /Director for analysis shall be as specified in the table below.

able

 

No

Food

supplied

.

ml.

.

Milk

ml.

.

Dahi

gms.

.

Dahi

gms..

.

Shrikhand

gms.

.

spread

gms.

.

gms.

.

gms.

.

gms.

.

Food

gms.

.

Food

gms.

.

Shortening

gms.

.

Oils/Fats

gms.

.

ater

litre

.

Powder

gms.

.

root/Sago

gms.

.

Powder

gms.

.

(Whole)

gms.

.

(Powder)

gms.

.

gms.

.

 

 

 

.

 

Asafoetida

 

gms.

.

gms.

.

Bura

gms.

.

Syrup.

gms.

.

gm.

.

Squash

r.

.

Sauce

gms.

.

Jellies

gms.

.

Chutneys

gms.

.

Fruits

gms.

.

Chicory

gms.

.

Mixture

gms.

.

Gum

gms.

.

gms.

.

gms.

.

Salt

gms.

.

Split)

kg.

.

Atta/Maida

gms.

.

Rusks

gms.

.

gms.

.

gms.

.

Catechu

gms.

.

inegar

gms.

.

Colour

gms.

.

(Solid/Liquid)

liquid

.

ater

packs.

.

Leafs

m.

9

Food

gms.

.

Foods)

gms.

.

Foods

cans

.

specified

gms

2. After test or analysis, the certificate thereof shall be supplied forthwith to the sender in Form B.
3. The fees payable in respect of such a certificate shall be (Rs. 1000) per sample of food analysed  as prescribed by the Food Authority.
4. Certificates issued under these regulations by the Laboratory shall be signed by the Director.
5. The preservative used in the case of samples of any milk (including toned, separated and skimmed milk), standardized milk chhana, skimmed milk chhana, cream, ice-candy, dahi, khoa or khoa based and Paneer based sweets, such as Kalakand and Burfi, Chutney and prepared foods, gur prepared coffee and tea in liquid or semi-
 


liquid form shall be the liquid commonly known as “formalin”, that is to say, liquid containing about 40 per cent of formaldehyde in aqueous solution in the proportion of 0.1 ml. (two drops) for 25 ml. or 25 grams.
Provided that in case of samples of ice-cream and mixed ice-cream, the preservative used shall be liquid commonly known as formalin, that is to say, a liquid containing about 40 percent of formaldehyde in aqueous solution in the proportion of 0.6 ml. for 100 ml. or 100 gms.
Provided further that in case of the unspecified products, the quantity drawn shall be determined in consultation with the Food Analyst.


 

A

RY

…………………….
 

follows:

………………………………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………………

below:—

Reason:—

……………………………………………………………………………………

 
Report:—

Description:—

……………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………

 

Characteristics

used

per:-

2011

foods

 

(c)As per the provisions

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

 

**

 

(Signature)

 Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Seal)

applicable

made.

 

B

Analyst

2.3.1)

analysis.

follows:

____________________________________________

Ibelow/

below:

Reasons:

………………………………………………............................

...........................................

report

Description

……………………………….

Appearance

……………………………….

Label

……………………………….

 

Characteristics

used

per

Food

2011

food

 

 

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

 

Opinion***

 

 

20

 

 

Analyst.

senders

applicable

made.

2-15015/30/2010]

Officer

 

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