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Quality Control

Overview

The Quality Control (QC) wing of FCI manned by qualified and trained personnel is entrusted with enormous task of procurement & preservation of foodgrains. The foodgrains are procured as per laid down Specifications of Government of India and inspected regularly during storage to monitor the quality. Representative samples of the stocks are drawn for physical and chemical analysis to ensure whether the quality standard meets the parameters of laid down Specifications of Government of India and Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). This is done through a network of about 1850 laboratories throughout the Country. Many of the laboratories at Zonal & Regional levels are well equipped to carry out physical & chemical analysis of the foodgrains. The District and Depots laboratories generally undertake physical analysis of foodgrains.

Laboratories across the country are being upgraded with latest equipments. The IFS (Institute of Food Security) Lab, Gurgaon would be upgraded as a State of Art Lab.