Businessmen from Bihar will no longer have to travel to Bengal to check food items. The fourth food lab of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has been inaugurated in Raxaul, Bihar on Sunday. It was inaugurated by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Before Bihar, there were labs in Ghaziabad, Mumbai and Kolkata.
According to the lab officials, the samples of beverages in the lab will be tested as per the standard. Here fruits, wheat, rice, vegetables as well as oil and other beverages will be tested. Initially, the substances going from Bihar to Nepal will be investigated. After this, samples from all over the state will be tested.
Let us inform that the traders of Bihar had to send the samples of food items to West Bengal Kolkata for testing. The entire process of investigation used to take 15 days to a month. A truck full of food items going to and from India to Nepal used to stand on the border for several days due to lack of test certificate. Many times it used to happen that the sample got spoiled on the way. Traders say that with the introduction of the slab, industrialization of food and liquid items is going to get a boost in this area. Business will also be better after getting the certificate soon.
India’s borders with Jauljibi, Dharchula, Brahmadev, Jhulaghat, Banbasa and Baluwakot import pulses, oil, rice, wheat, vegetable vegetables, sugar, sev, cement, readymade cloth and cloth etc. to Nepal. Every day hundreds of trucks come from Bihar to Nepal and from Nepal and Nepal to Bihar.