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Quality Evaluation Laboratory

Last updated on 04-07-2017, 17:28

Introduction

The Quality Evaluation Laboratory of Spices Board was established in 1989. It provides analytical services to the Indian spice industry, monitors the quality of spices produced and processed in the country and analyse all the samples collected by the Board under the Compulsory inspection on Chillies, Chillies products and Turmeric powder exported from India. The Laboratory established its first Regional Quality Evaluation Laboratory at Mumbai during June 2008. The second Regional Quality Evaluation Laboratory is established at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh during 2010. The third Regional Quality Evaluation Laboratory is established at Gummidipoondi, Chennai in 2011 and fourth in Narela,New Delhi in 2012 and the fifth one at Tuticorin in 2013.

The Laboratory at Kochi is certified by British Standards Institution, U.K. for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System since 1997, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System since 1999 and Accredited under the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) (under the ISO/IEC: 17025:2005) in 2004. The Laboratory activities are fully computerized and linked with network since 1999. The Laboratory is also in the process of providing the web enabled result delivery in the immediate future. The Laboratory is divided into three divisions Viz. Chemistry Lab, Residue Lab and Microbiology Lab for the speedy and efficient handling of the analysis done on various parameters.

The Regional Laboratory at Mumbai is also accredited under NABL ( ISO/ IEC: 17025:2005) in 2011 and the Guntur Laboratory got the accreditation in 2013. The Chennai, Tuticorin and the New Delhi Laboratory are also in the process of getting Accreditation under ISO/IEC: 17025:2005.

QEL Kochi

 

Established in: 1990

 

Address:

Quality Evaluation Laboratory

Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India)

Sugandha Bhavan, NH Bye Pass,

Palarivattom PO, Kochi 688025

 

Contact Details:

Scientist D & Head

Email: sbqel@www.hzjpwj.com

PH. 0484 2333610 (ext 329)

 

Instruments available:

AB Sciex LC MS/MS System API 4000 QTRAP, AB Sciex LC MS/MS API 2000, Waters UPLC (Acquity H class), Waters HPLC (700-2475), Hitachi UV VIS 2800 Spectrophotometer, Shimadzu HPLC (Prominence), Shimadzu GC-17A, Perken Elmer GC Clarus 500, Perkin Elmer AAS (AA analyst 700), Agilent Technologies GCMS/MS 7000C (Triple Quad), VIDAS System.

 

Accreditation:

Accreditated since 2003

 

QEL Mumbai

 

Spices Board has set up a state-of-the-art Quality Evaluation Lab (QEL) at Navi Mumbai for pesticide residue analysis and microbial food safety in spices and spice products. The QEL building is the first-ever pre-engineered structure designed and built to perfection by a government organisation. The laboratory is equipped with latest immuno, molecular, biochemical and spectroscopic instrumental techniques for the detection and enumeration of micro-organisms in food. A centre of excellence to decontaminate the pesticide residue in spices, QEL Mumbai has elevated the services to meet the global standards and export quality spices.

This structural steel building has greater earthquake resistance and being a pre-engineered building, minimal water was consumed for construction in this drought year. The building inaugurated in May 2016 is the eighth such facility established by the Board in India. The detailed drawings of the building were prepared and the entire building was built in the factory and assembled at site. The project was completed within one year, including interior works and services.

Established on: 25-06-2008

Address:

Quality Evaluation Laboratory,

Spices Board

(Ministry of Commerce and Industry,Govt. of India)

EL-184, Electronic Zone

TTC Industrial Area,

M I D C Navi Mumbai-400710

 

Contact Details:

Scientist B

Email: sbqelmumbai @ gmail.com

Contact number: 022-27841116, Extn. No. 21

 

Instruments available:

AB Sciex LCMS MS(API 2000), Waters UPLC (Acquity H class), ShimadzuHPLC (Prominence),

Shimadzu UV-1700 Spectrophotometer, Shimadzu GC-2010, Perkin Elmer AAS (AA analyst 700), Agilent Technologies GCMS/MS 7000C (Triple Quad), ABsciex LCMS/MS 4500 (Triple Quad)

 

Accreditation status:

Accredited since 2012

 

QEL Guntur

Established on: 21-4-2010

Address:

Quality Evaluation Laboratory,

Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce Industry, (govt of India),

Chuttugunta Centre, GT Road, Guntur-522004.

 

Contact Details:

Scientist C

Email: sbzognt@gmail.com

Phone: 0863-2338571

Instruments available:

High Performance Liquid Chromatography(HPLC), Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS), Gas Chromatograph, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer(AAS), UV-Spectrophotometer

 

Accreditation status:

            Accreditated since 2013

 

QEL Tuticorin

Established on: 19-07-2013

 

Address:

QUALITY EVALUATION LABORATORY

SPICES BOARD

World Trade Avenue, Harbour Estate,

New Port, TUTICORIN-628004

 

Contact Details:

Scientist B

Email-sbqeltuticorin@gmail.com

PH. 04612354485

Instruments available:

LC MS/MS, GC MS, HPLC with Fluoresence and PDA detector , UPLC with Fluorescence and PDA Detectors, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Biosafety cabinet

 

Accrediatation:

In the process of getting accreditation

 

QEL Narela

Established on: 5-4-2013

Address:

Quality Evaluation Laboratory

Spices Board, Near Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra Hospital,

Behind Indian Oil petrol pump,

Narela, New Delhi, India

Contact Details:

Scientist B

Ph: 011 27785379

sbqelnarela@gmail.com

 

Instruments available:

LC MS/MS, GC MS, HPLC with Fluoresence and PDA detector , UPLC with Fluorescence and PDA Detectors, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Biosafety cabinet

 

Accrediatation:

In the process of getting accreditation

 

QEL Chennai

Established on: 10/08/2011

Address:

Spices Board, Quality Evaluation Laboratory, Plot No. R-11, SIPCOT Industrial Complex, North End Road, Gummidipoondi- 601 201.

 

Contact Details:

Scientist B

Ph: 044-27921342

E-mail: sbqelchennai@gmail.com

 

Instruments available:

LC MS/MS, GC MS, HPLC with Fluoresence and PDA detector , UPLC with Fluorescence and PDA Detectors, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Biosafety cabinet

 

Accrediatation:

Accredited since 28/03/2014

 

 

 

 

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