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The Directorate has its independent Food & Drugs Laboratory for testing of food and drugs samples at Bambolim, which was constructed under the Capacity Building Project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India assisted by the World Bank; the said independent laboratory was constructed and commissioned for operation since March 2007.

 

The building comprises of the ground floor catering to the food analysis, whilst the first floor caters for the drugs analysis; Both the Food & drugs laboratory section have been adequately equipped with all the modern essential and sophisticated equipments and instruments necessary for testing of food and drugs samples.

       

The laboratory consists of separate independent staff of Senior Scientific Officer, Junior Scientific Officer, Chemist and Assistant Chemists, laboratory Attendant and Laboratory Technicians separately for the food and drugs sections.

 

The laboratory conducts analysis of food and drugs samples referred by the Food Inspectors as well as Drugs Inspectors under the respective food and Drugs Law.. In addition imported food articles samples are referred by the Port Health Authorities, liquor samples by the State Excise Department and the narcotic samples by the Police and Customs department. On an average, annually 600 food samples and 800 drugs samples are analyzed by the Laboratory