Food Testing Laboratory

The Department of Food Safety is equipped with three Government Analytical Food Testing Laboratories situated at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode respectively.

All the Labs are technically competent and committed to monitoring the Safety and Quality of Food Products by making use of State-of-the-Art equipment and Testing Methods that have been developed and validated to the best practice standards. 

All the three Laboratories are accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories) to conduct the analyses of Food Articles and Ingredients and provide scientifically valid data that help in the Monitoring, Regulation and Enforcement of Food Safety in the State.

The Department of Food Safety has a  District Food Testing Laboratory at Pathanamthitta that functions exclusively for testing Vazhipadu/Prayer articles for Sabarimala Pilgrimage

The Department of Food Safety has also established two Mobile Food Testing Laboratories that are equipped to conduct tests on Milk, Water, Food Colours and Edible oils.

The services of all the Labs can be availed by the Public on payment of the prescribed fee fixed by the Government.

Food Categories that can be analysed in the Laboratories are as follows:

S.No: Food Category
1 Milk and Milk Products
2 Spices and Condiments
3 Tea, Coffee and Beverages
4 Oil and Confectionery
5 Water- Drinking Water, Mineral Water, Packaged Drinking Water
6 Prepared Foods
7 Test Check - Meat 


Contact us:

Sri. Moni.M
Cheif Govt. Analyst

GovernmentAnalyst's Laboratory
Pattoor, Thiruvananthapuram
PH: 0471-2472192, Mob: 8943346180

Smt. C.P. Saradamani
Govt. Analyst
Regional Analyst's Laboratory
Kakkanad, Ernakulam
PH: 0484-2422218

Govt. Analyst

GovernmentAnalyst'ss Laboratory
Malaparamba, Kozhikode
PH: 0495-2371101


Sri. Koshy George

Research Officer

District Food Testing Laboratory

Kozhenchery, Pathanamthitta

PH: 0468-2222420



Commissioner of Food Safety
Thiruvananthapuram - 695014

Ph: 0471-2322833, 2322844
Fax: 0471-2322855
Email :

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