About The Marine Products Export Development Authority, Quality Control Laboratory, Kerala
Situated in Kerela, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a unit under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. It looks into the export of seafood and the promotion of Indian seafood abroad. It works at an holistic level for the development of seafood sector of Indian products. For the quality control and research purposes, it has established 4 Quality Control Laboratories, 19 ELISA screening laboratories and 21 sample collection centres. The quality control laboratories are equipped with high precision instruments such as Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatographs and Mass Spectrometers. The laboratories test fish and fishery products samples for the maintenance of export quality.