School of Food Technology also started many other programmes to support the Food Industry. One of the important programmes, is setting up of Food Testing Laboratory, with financial support from MoFPI, New Delhi. The objective of the Food Testing Laboratory at JNTUK is to provide easily accessible and affordable food quality testing facility to the Manufacturers, Traders, Consumer Organizations, Govt. Agencies and General Public. The cost of the project is Rs. 3.21 Crores (MoFPI grant is Rs. 1.57 Crores and university contribution is Rs. 1.64 Crores). 50 basic quality parameters will be analyzed in the I Phase and the more parameters will be included in the next phase depending upon the requirement of the user Industry. It is the first laboratory established by a government university and even first Food Testing Laboratory of its kind, in the Andhra Pradesh after recent bifurcation. School of Food Technology also plan to conduct training programmers to Food Safety officials, Consumers, Food Business operators, Food Analysts from Industry and others. The laboratory has been inaugurated by Shri K. Chandramouli, Chairperson, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on 09-11-2014. The second phase of laboratory inaugurated by Honourable minister Shri. K. kannababu garu, Minister for Agriculture & Cooperation, Marketing, Food Processing, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
To be a referral centre on Food Standards and safety
Mission: To create state of art facilities in Food Analysis Too provide affordable, accessible and reliable Food Testing in this region To create awareness on food safety aspects to manufactures, consumers and other stake holders