The Quality Assurance and Management Division of ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin undertakes different consultancy programme for the Kerala State Departments in the area of food safety, laboratory design and getting accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Laboratory Quality Management System. The Chemical and Microbiological Laboratory of State Dairy Department, Thiruvananthapuram, designed and developed by the ICAR-CIFT recently received accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL), New Delhi. In recognition of the services, the State Dairy Department felicitated the Quality Assurance and Management Division, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan honoured Dr. T.V. Sankar, Principal Scientist and NABL Manager of the Institute on the occasion of the dedication of the Laboratory to the State in the function held on 7 September, 2016 at Thiruvananthapuram.