NAFDAC labs obtain international accreditation

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The Mycotoxin and Pesticides Residues laboratories of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, at Oshodi, Lagos,  have obtained the ISO 17025 accreditation of the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation.

The accreditation  project sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development, UNIDO, launches the  laboratories into the league of internationally recognized and respected laboratories.

The ISO 17025 is the global yardstick of accreditation for testing and calibration laboratories.  It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.

Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii who dropped the hint said with the ISO 17025 accreditation of the two laboratories, value-added agricultural exports tested and certified by the Agency will now be accepted worldwide without query.

Orhii described the development as a major boost to the country’s image and agricultural transformation agenda. He said all products analysed for export by the  laboratories will now carry a special logo of acceptance all over the world.

There are some other NAFDAC laboratories  undergoing the process of international accreditation to greatly boost current efforts to get pharmaceutical companies to obtain requirements of the World Health Organisation on pre-qualification.

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