ISO/IEC 17025:2017


ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ICAR- CIFT laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 by NABL in the field of Chemical, Mechanical and Biological testing since the year 2005. Dr. A. A. Zynudheen, Principal Scientist and HOD-in-Charge, Quality Assurance and Management Division serves as the Quality Manager and Dr. Satyen Kumar Panda, Principal Scientist as the Technical Manager of NABL in the institute.  NABL Cell with Smt. P.K. Shyma (ACTO, Engineering Division), Smt. N.C. Shyla (Technical Officer, AKMU), Shri. Rahul Ravindran (Technical Assistant, FP Division), Shri. G. Vinod (Sr. Technician, FP Division) and Shri. Ajith Chellappan (Sr. Technician, QAM Division) as members is constituted for the smooth functioning of the NABL activities in the institute.

Integrated assessment of the testing laboratories of ICAR-CIFT as per ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 and FSSAI were conducted by National Accreditation Board for Laboratories, New Delhi during 17-21, November 2021. The validity of accreditation of laboratories was renewed up to 14december 2023. Total recommended scope of accreditation for testing is 380 parameters, which includes testing of 309 Chemical parameters, 62 Biological parameters and 09 Mechanical parameters.   The National Referral Laboratory facility in ICAR-CIFT, Kochi is also accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025: 2017. The Laboratories participated in Five Proficiency Test programmes in this year. Inter Laboratory Comparison was also conducted for mechanical parameters for paper& paper boards and plastic materials.  The laboratory conducted internal audits at planned intervals to conform the requirements of the management system and documents.  Management Review Meeting was conducted as per schedule.


ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi carry out basic and strategic research in fisheries mainly in the field of fishing technology and fish processing technology along with other consultancy services.  ICAR-CIFT laboratories are devoted for the chemical testing of water, fish & fishery products, residues in water and  fish and fishery products and chemical testing of  feed (fish, shrimp, prawn feed), mechanical testing of packaging materials and craft & gear materials meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC:17025:2017, laboratory’s customer, regulatory authorities and organizations providing recognition.  ICAR-CIFT laboratories are committed to continual improvement of laboratory activities by using latest equipment/ CRMs, up-grading knowledge/ instruments and enhancing the technical expertise of qualified and experienced personnel through proper training.  ICAR-CIFT laboratories are committed to customer satisfaction by maintaining confidentiality, impartiality and integrity in its operations, and seeking feedbacks from customer for continuous improvement in its management system.


  1. To achieve international recognition and global equivalence by implementing quality management system as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  2. To provide accurate, reliable and technically valid data and results to its customers.
  3. To achieve customer satisfaction by reducing customer complaints, encouraging feedbacks and addressing grievances effectively.
  4. To provide adequate facilities including state-of the art equipment, professionally qualified and experienced personnel and environment required for offering unbiased test results.
  5. To provide functional information for management decisions and to device continual improvement by imparting appropriate training for enhancing employee competency.
  6. To demonstrate technical competency and validity of results through participation in PT/ILC programmes.



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