Council for Food Research and Development (CFRD) a joint-venture between Centre and State has set up a microbiology lab with an investment of Rs. 50 million. The modern lab which has come up on 35 acre will have facilities for analysing microbiological parameters for evaluating food quality and safety for human consumption. In second phase, CFRD will develop facilities for doing full range of chemical tests for evaluating nutritional composition for labelling and safety. It may also offer fulltime courses in Food Sciences in later stage.