FICCI Research and Analysis Centre (FRAC) is a Research and Analysis Laboratory of international repute and a “Centre of Excellence” for analysis, product safety, quality control and pre-export inspection and certification. It was established in 1989 under the competent aegis of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and its allied body Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry (CIFTI). It is an autonomous body and Not for Profit Organization registered under the Indian Society Act – XXI of 1860 and supported by Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India.
FRAC was established as an analysis and testing facility to provide reliable and accurate analysis services to the food processing industries in India. FRAC is committed to provide analysis of consistently high quality, satisfying the needs and expectations of the customers and statutory requirements, so that they serve their intended purpose leading to total customer satisfaction.
FRAC is governed by a Governing Council (GC) consisting of members from Food Industries, Government of India Institutions, Scientific Institutes, Bureaucrats, FICCI, CIFTI and other distinguished experts. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), consisting of distinguished experts in the area, also advises it on technical issues. FRAC caters to the analytical needs of different Government agencies, Statutory bodies, MNC’s, Corporate houses, Academic Institutions, different Food Industries including Exporters, Importers and Traders as well as Consumers.
At present, FRAC is having association with three regional laboratories in India known as Regional Food Research & Analysis Centres (RFRAC). These three laboratories are located each in Lucknow, Bangalore and Pune.
Salient features of the Laboratory:
- FRAC functions as an autonomous body.
- FRAC ensures the safety and international standards of products to compete in the domestic as well as international market.
- FRAC focuses on providing quality analytical services for a diverse range of industries and institutions.
- One of the most Modern & Sophisticated Testing Laboratory in the country.
- ISO 17025 certified quality assurance and control programme ensures sample integrity and authenticity of analysis.