GA-FDD laboratories receive accreditation

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The Food Chemistry Laboratory; Food Microbiology Laboratory; Excise Chemistry Laboratory and Water Chemistry Laboratory attached to the Government Analyst –Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has been conferred with the status of “Accreditation.”

GA-FDD Director Marlan Cole

According to the GA-FDD, this project was facilitated by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) through the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) programme under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), with support from the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS).

It was also outlined that the four (4) laboratories are now accredited by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JAANAC) in accordance with the  ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard-General requirements for testing and Calibration laboratories.

“Accreditation gives the GA-FDD laboratories formal recognition of it’s the technical competence to perform analytical testing where accurate and reliable results will be provided that meet customer’s needs.  Our results are now issued in accordance with the ISO/ IEC 17025: 2005 requirements and would be recognized by the international community. This means that exporters of foods commodities that are subjected to our regulatory oversight can now be assured of additional support / confirmation as a result of our accredited status” said the GA-FDD.

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