Quality control lab for Sea food export 

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The state of art quality control laboratory for Sea food export set up at Porbandar in Gujarat. 

  • Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has opened a Quality Control Laboratory in the coastal city of Porbandar facilitating tests for seafood processors and exporters. The state of art laboratory inaugurated by MPEDA Chairman K.S. Srinivas will help to confirm product safety as per international regulatory requirements. 
  • MPEDA is a coordinating agency under the Union Ministry of Commerce for central and state-level establishments engaged in fishery production and allied activities. According to official release, the set-up, with all support systems for accurate results, has begun efforts to secure accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and the Export Inspection Council (EIC). 
  • Gujarat has relatively low instances of antibiotic residue in seafood exports, yet a number of cephalopod consignments are rejected overseas due to the presence of heavy metals, mainly cadmium. 
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