Marine exports get quality push as MPEDA sets up new microbiology lab

Gordon B. Johnson

India’s endeavours to take its seafood exports to the subsequent degree received a big push with the Marine Solutions Export Advancement Authority inaugurating its 1st state-of-the-artwork microbiology laboratory here. Unveiling the laboratory, Union Minister of Condition for the Ministry of Foods Processing Industries, Rameswar Teli, said the new laboratory at […]

India’s endeavours to take its seafood exports to the subsequent degree received a big push with the Marine Solutions Export Advancement Authority inaugurating its 1st state-of-the-artwork microbiology laboratory here.

Unveiling the laboratory, Union Minister of Condition for the Ministry of Foods Processing Industries, Rameswar Teli, said the new laboratory at MPEDA headquarters would support the seafood sector get over the stiff competitors in the world export current market, specifically on the high-quality front.

MPEDA Chairman KS Srinivas said the laboratory would be applied to take a look at all kinds of seafood at different stages, which include in the course of creation and prior to export, to avoid the presence of any microbes. “It will assure that exporters are not faced with rejection of their goods by any region on the grounds of sub-conventional high-quality,” he pointed out.

The laboratory was necessitated by the actuality that the US, the European Union and other big seafood importers were tightening their high-quality norms on a regular foundation in the desire of the wellness of their inhabitants. This has prompted India’s seafood exporters to go for improvement of the high-quality of their goods to survive the competitors.

Teli expressed the hope that all other sectors beneath the foods processing market, which include tea growers in Assam and in other places, would go for these kinds of a laboratory to advertise high-quality and give a fillip to exports.

MPEDA unveiled its laboratory on the third and ultimate day of the twenty second India Global Seafood Demonstrate organised jointly with the Seafood Export Association of India.

MPEDA secretary B Sreekumar said the authority took just one particular calendar year to established up the new lab from the conception stage. This microbiology laboratory would be in addition to the presently present traditional facilities.

The other laboratories are in Kochi (Kerala), Bhimavaram and Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Bhubaneswar (Odisha).

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