Training programme on Good Food Laboratory Practices

Training programme on Good Food Laboratory Practices - Collaborative capacity building programme of NDDB & FSSAI 

Anand, 10 January 2018: The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) initiated a week-long training programme on Good Food Laboratory Practices (GFLP) at NDDB, Anand on 8th January, 2018. Thirty-five participants from Regional Food Laboratory, Rajkot & Bhuj; Public Health Laboratory, Ahmedabad & Vadodara; Food & Drug Laboratory, Vadodara and four private laboratories of Gujarat are attending the programme.

While inaugurating the programme, Executive Director, NDDB emphasized the importance of laboratory chemists in assuring the quality of products and asked the participants to grab the opportunity to learn. He also mentioned the importance of Proficiency Testing (PT) to assess the competency and to verify internal quality assurance programme.

The programme will sharpen skills of quality analysts and enable them to follow the best analytical practices thus ensuring domestic and international quality compliances. During the weeklong training programme, the participants will interact with the external experts and experts from NDDB. They will get practical exposure at CALF, a state-of the-art laboratory of NDDB which is ISO 17025 accredited, BIS recognised and a referral food laboratory for milk and milk product for FSSAI.

The training covers various aspects like, Role of Food Testing Laboratories for Assuring Food Safety in India; Laboratory Infrastructure; Sampling; Sample Handling and Processing; Quality Control Programmes including Proficiency Testing; Method Validation; Latest Trends in testing of Packaging Materials and Regulations in Packaging; Reference standards; Glassware Calibrations; Measurement Uncertainty; Accreditation Requirement; National Food Regulations and Data Integrity.