State food laboratories lack sophisticated analytical equipment and microbiological laboratory for testing of various safety parameters such as Heavy metals, Pesticide residues, Antibiotic and drug residues and Naturally occurring toxic substances as well as microbiological parameters. FSSAI has formulated a scheme to provide support to State Food Labs for upgrading the laboratory infrastructure along with trained manpower for utilizing the sophisticated test equipment’s for a limited period. Thereafter, the state food testing laboratories are expected to have trained resource personnel for operation and maintenance of the sophisticated equipment and have NABL accreditation for all regulatory parameters. Following activities have been undertaken towards strengthening of State Food Labs-