German firm opens seafood testing lab in Vizag
TÜV SÜD officials inaugurating the enhanced seafood, spices and commodity testing laboratory in Vizag on Thursday
Visakhapatnam: TÜV SÜD South Asia, a certification, testing, auditing, inspection and training company and the wholly-owned subsidiary of TÜV SÜD Group, Germany inaugurated its enhanced, ultra-modern seafood, spices and commodity testing lab here.
The company already had an existing seafood testing laboratory in Visakhapatnam that is meeting the testing and inspection requirements of domestic and export markets for over seven years.
Present at the inauguration were Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, South Asia, South-East Asia, Middle East & Africa region at TÜV SÜD and Ezhilan Neelan, Senior Vice President at Product Service Division of TÜV SÜD, South Asia along with other members of the South Asia leadership team.
At the inauguration, Nadkarni was delighted to be on site with the team to inaugurate the laboratory at a new location with enhanced capacities and capabilities: "Over the years, we as a company have continuously invested in building infrastructure and local expertise to meet the ever-evolving needs of the food industry. We look forward to continuing to drive sustainable growth and progress through risk mitigation, quality and safety improvement and efficiency gains across the value chain," he stated.
The laboratory is now operating at the new site with enhanced scope and capacities and will focus on further reducing turnaround times. The facility is expected to provide chemical testing and microbiological testing solutions and cater to globally recognised certification requirements including BRC, HACCP and ISO 22000. This will help achieve trace ability across key markets and act as a quality gate between manufacturers, suppliers and buyers. Apart from the Visakhapatnam lab, the company also caters to food quality assurance services from its locations in Bengaluru and Gurugram.