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Food Science Research Institute


Grain Quality Testing Lab (GQTL) is an important component of Food Testing Programme. This state of the art laboratory was established in June 2004, with the aim to provide all the facilities for grain quality testing under one roof. 

Vision: To be recognized as the market leader in grain analysis in Asia to support Pakistan’s trade in the region.


  • To provide accredited analytical laboratory services to the entire satisfaction of our clients

  • To stay ahead with new technologies

  • To be internationally competitive

  • To be financially independent


Quality data is of great importance to us; GQTL staff participates in several international proficiency programs to maintain international credibility of our results.

We use valid, verified and standard methods.

Rapid turnaround time is assured and confidential handling of our client’s information and of data generated by the GQTL is guaranteed. 

Analytical services

GQTL analyzes the quality parameters of various food commodities in the following areas:

  • Physical quality characteristics of grains

  • Cereal chemistry and cooking quality

  • Pest and disease related to grain

  • Environmental safety aspects viz pesticide residues, heavy metals and mycotoxins.

  • Microbiological and pathological testing

On an average about 2000 samples are tested per annum.

The laboratories interact with public sector on technical matters related to wheat, rice and pulses quality specifications for imports / export.

Laboratories are also providing testing/certification facilities to fruits and vegetables exporters on pesticide residues and heavy metals to facilitate their exports. 

Procedure for Sample Testing:

Sample to be analyzed should be sent to the office of Incharge Customer Services, Grain quality Testing Lab alongwith the payment. Payment can be made by Cash or Bank draft in the favour of Director (Administration), National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad

For further information regarding sample testing, Customer Service Section may be contacted



Incharge Customer Services

Contact Numbers


Dr. Muhammad Naeem Safdar (SSO)

03315092088; Ext: 3306

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