Nagaland first in North East to get level 2 food laboratory
The Nagaland state food laboratory today became the first in the entire North East to have upgraded to a level- 2 laboratory.
This is part of a Central Sector Scheme for strengthening of the food testing system in the country. The machines alone cost Rs. 10 crores, which was provided as non-recurring grant by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
It was inaugurated by I Himato Zhimomi, Principal Secretary cum Commissioner, Food Safety, Nagaland in a function held at the State Public Health Laboratory, Kohima.
Three major equipments have been provided to this level-2 laboratory. They include a Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LCMS), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS).