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IIT establishes its first food testing lab


IIT establishes its first food testing lab

Kharagpur (WB), Jan 10 (ANI): IIT Kharagpur has started testing and certifying food items at its campus. Agricultural and food engineering department's Analytical Food Testing Laboratory received the National Accreditation Board for Calibration and Testing Laboratories (NABL) accreditation, which empowered IIT Kharagpur to certify food items for their nutritional value and also check for adulteration.

After getting the accreditation, the IIT has already started the process of certification for some Kolkata-based company for fish items and neem oil. This is for the first time any lab in any of the IITs or NITs in the country has been given this accreditation.

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