Eurofins Analytical Services India, a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific Group, announced the launch of the Mobile Residue Monitoring Laboratory, which will provide fast and accurate testing services to farmers and exporters near farms and procurement markets.
In view of changes in business and regulatory aspects, transaction time (buyer takes sample from farmer, takes decision to buy) has come down significantly and farmers also have multiple buyers option to sell their produce as per quality. By setting up the Mobile Residue Monitoring Lab close to the farm, the down time is reduced by more than 50% and the business process is further accelerated.
The Mobile Pesticide Residue Lab will have all state-of-the-art equipment capable of testing more than 500 pesticide residues and aflatoxins and okratoxins in the commodity, the company said in a release here. The lab will pay special attention to the exported commodities like Basmati Rice, Cumin, Chilli, Soya, so that the farmer can check the quality of his product for export in the shortest possible time.
In this way farmers will get testing facilities near their fields where mobile labs will be erected near the mandi, and farmers will be able to get their produce tested in the shortest possible time without having to send the sample to another city.
In addition, more than 500 pesticide residues can be tested in crops. In this way the farmer can find out whether his product is suitable for export or not and can also fix its selling price. They can also get their products tested for aflatoxins and okratoxins. The mobile lab will significantly reduce the turnaround time for testing as compared to the traditional lab.
Speaking on the occasion, M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA said, “To empower the farmers, Eurofins has launched the Mobile Lab, which will significantly reduce the time taken for evaluation and help in increasing the export potential of India. Hence such modern technologies. There is a need to expedite quality checks of agricultural products to make it easier for exporters and traders to make purchase decisions. The Mobile Lab will provide state-of-the-art solutions to ensure the quality of the products being exported. This lab will travel across the country to reach out to farmers and exporters and provide them with reliable, accurate and quick analysis facilities at the farm level itself.