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MPEDA’s Quality Control Laboratory to address concerns of USA, Japan

Bhubaneswar:19/2/18; A state of the art laboratory to check traces of antibiotics in shrimps and other marine products was formally launched here on Monday, in a concerted attempt to address concerns of USA, Japan and the European Union (EU) for stringent quality controls over exports of seafood from India.

Set up by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), the QC laboratory at Nayapally in Bhubaneswar, the fifth to be set up in the country, is fully equipped to check the presence of Chloramphenicol and Nitrofuran, the two banned antibiotics for which importers in USA and Japan have particularly insisted for analysis.

Accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration and approved by EIC (Export Inspection Council of India) under Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS), the laboratory has started analysing Chloramphenicol and Nitrofuran metabolites in samples drawn under the National Residue Control Programme (NRCP) and those drawn from the market.

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