Intertek boosts support to Indian spice with laboratory accreditations

Published: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 14:25 [IST]
 

Mumbai, Feb 12 (ANI/Business Wire India): Intertek, a leading international provider of quality and services to a wide range of industries, has had its laboratory in Mumbai, India accredited by India's Spices Board.

The accreditation certifies that Intertek meets the requirements set by the Spices Board for analytical laboratory testing of spices.

The Spices Board registration certifies Intertek's 'AFPE' laboratory in Mumbai as able to provide analytical laboratory testing services for physical, chemical and microbiological parameters of spices and spice products to Spices Board standards.

Spices are a key commodity in India, with India accounting for nearly half of global spice exports.

The government-run Spices Board oversees the Indian spice industry and aims to increase India's spice exports by setting standards and requirements that increase the quality of spices, which is key to their export value.

The quality of spices are key to their value. International buyers look for credible evidence and certifications of quality derived from independent testing and analysis.

Harsh Chopra, Country Manager, Intertek India said, 'We are pleased to receive Spices Board accreditation of our Mumbai lab, furthering our support to the food and agricultural industries. We look forward to supporting local spice companies with the testing and verifications they need to demonstrate the quality of their products and increase their international trade'.

Intertek's 'AFPE' Mumbai laboratory adds accredited spices testing to the existing extensive range of testing services it provides to India's agricultural and food sectors as well as environmental and analytical testing to other industries.

Intertek has more than 20 laboratories across India providing quality, safety, analytical testing and certification services to more than 25 different industries from food and pharmaceutical, electrical and consumer product, industrial inspection, oil and agricultural industries. (ANI)


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