van will be used to conduct tests for common adulterants in milk water edible oils and other items
Food Safety on Wheels, a mobile food testing van of the Goa Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), was launched by chief minister Manohar Parrikar and health minister Vishwajit Rane.
Fully equipped with a lab, van will be used to conduct tests for common adulterants in milk, water, edible oils and other items. It will also be possible to draw on the spot samples and generate instant reports of the analysis.
FDA director Jyoti Sardesai said “The FDA will also tie up with panchayats, municipalities and consumer clubs to spread awareness about food safety, hygiene and healthy eating habits”.
The van that costs Rs 41 lakh was procured under the central government scheme to strengthen the food testing system in the country.