Survey Work

Survey Work on Food Commodities

Survey work on Pesticide residue in Milk & Milk products, Heavy metal contents, Aflatoxine content in Ground Nuts and Maize seeds, Detection and quantification of Magnesium Carbonate in Pan Masala and Gutkha analysis and public opinion of Synthetic Milk, analysis of various food additives like methaqulone in toffees, Monosodium Glutamate in meat products, alcohol in candies are carried out in Food Division of this Laboratory. Analysis of different Food product is done with CCFS for formulating standards, consent is given to CFTRI to participate in collaborative study in analysis of various foodstuffs comprising of CFTRI.

Project Work

  • Conducted survey work on Pesticides Residue in Spices sponsored by Spices board of India
  • A Survey work on synthetic colours in different Food Largely consumed by the children which was sponsored by WHO is completed and about 370 samples are examined out of which 40 % found adulterated.Report is sent to the Central Govt.Moreover,survey on quality of edible oils is undertaken for which samples were collected by laboratory staff from remote areas of the state
  • Public awareness programs such as exhibition inside and outside the laboratory regarding Food Adulteration, Lectures on adulteration & food laws, training program for food inspectors and analysts from other labs, technical guidance to students of home science etc
  • "Sample-Kit" for testing adulteration of food commodities in domestic use by common people is prepared and sent to State Govt. for fixing its price & quantity
  • Vocational training programs is being conducted since last two years for the students of Home Science, Vallabh Vidyanagar
  • The laboratory at Vadodara is one of the three recognised laboratories in India for conducting Public Analyst’s qualifying examination for about 20 candidates since 1986
  • Statement – "A” reveals the output of samples analysed for different categories
  • Enclosed Annexure – I & II reveal the staff sanctioned and list of instruments at various divisions respectively

Statement A Output of Samples Analysed

Year Drugs Food Excise
Food & Drugs Laboratory Vadodara Food & Drugs Laboratory
Vadodara
Regional Food Laboratory Regional Food Laboratory
Bhuj
Food & Drugs Laboratory Vadodara Regional Food Laboratory
Rajkot
61-66 765 - - - - -
71-76 2649 - - - - -
82-83 3245 4905 - 1294 54187* -
83-84 3491 6546 46 1642 57119^ -
85-90 5241 4398 2088 2164 2566 1417
90-91 5094 4674 2106 2264 2278 1208
91-92 4895 4012 2163 2003 2947 812
92-93 4802 4339 2346 2754 2416 573
93-94 5151 4969 2891 3437 2467 722
94-95 3617 4249 2432 2332 2487 764
95-96 3702 4862 2563 2474 2505 523
96-97 3618 4388 2273 1709 2240 440
97-98 2952 3378 2095 821 2078 459
98-99 3364 3672 2136 718 2366 420
99-00 3866 4332 2325 1249 2790 412
00-01 4083 4017 2080 1561 2530 424
01-02 3786 4566 1630 683 2314 498
02-03 3341 4803 1933 1979 2427 0.12 %
03-04 4467 4940 2586 2268 2380 0.04 %
04-05 3810 5214 2463 2061 2506 0.23 %
05-06 2900 5180 2722 2097 2147 0.09 %
06-07 2955 5064 2692 2434 2671 0.41 %
07-08 2349 4471 2475 1919 3913 0.49 %
08-09 1837 7347 2458 2989 3756 0.35 %

  • Public Health Laboratory, Vadodara & Bhuj merged with Drugs Laboratory Since September 1979
  • RFL, Rajkot started analysis of Food samples from 29-10-83 and Excise samples of Saurashtra Region from April 1987
  • Analysis of prohibition samples transferred to home department from 21-2-1984
  • Extended facility of analysis to Goa Administration from July 1999
  • Analysis of food samples at RFL,Bhuj,stopped due to heavy earth quake on 26-01-2001 and analysis transferred at FDL,Vadodara. analysis restarted from october 2001 at Bhuj Laboratory
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