National Food Testing Laboratory

The NFTL Complex is located within the area of 19.608 acres at Yusipang about 15 Km from Thimphu city. It has testing facilities for Food Microbiology, Residues, Contaminants, Nutrition and GMO (Biotechnology) detction aspects with the following mandates:

  • Perform laboratory analysis of food and agricultural products for quality and safety of microbiological and chemical parameters and GMO contents in food and agricultural products and generate test reports.
  • Work in close coordination with other divisions of BAFRA to compliment the regulatory activities carried out by BAFRA.
  • Provide technical backstopping to BAFRA field offices in sampling and analysis.
    Liaise with other relevant International, Regional and National level laboratories and organizations to improve laboratory services.