The Punch is reporting that the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation has given the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control’s laboratory an ISO 17025 accreditation. According to the report, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, stated that the accreditation has the two NAFDAC labs, Mycotoxin and Pesticides Residues Laboratories, in Oshodi, Lagos into the league of laboratories with international accreditation and recognition.
A statement issued by the Director, Special Duties of NAFDAC, Abubakar Jimoh, in Abuja, stated that the laboratories were accredited on November 18.
“The accreditation project, which was sponsored by United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO), has launched the two laboratories into the league of internationally recognized and respected laboratories,’’ it stated.
It quoted the Director General of NAFDAC, Paul Orhii, as saying that the accreditation would give global acceptance to the “value-added agricultural exports tested and certified’ by the Agency.
It said the accreditation was a major boost to the country’s image and the agricultural transformation agenda of the Federal Government.
“All products analysed for export purposes by the two laboratories will now carry a special logo making the commodities accepted all over the world,’’ it said.