Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) researches in the area of agriculture and biological sciences. It conducts toxicological studies on items of importance to Services and study spoilage of food and safety of processed foods. Formulation and execution of scientific programs of research and development in the field of Food Science and Technology. Specialized training course for officers of the three Services in the field of Food Science and Technology.
DFRL is also engaged in the development and evaluation of food products, packaging materials and field test kits to meet the requirements of Services. To fulfil this mandate, the laboratory is closely working with academic institutions, R&D centres and other Govt agencies.