NAFDAC’s Mycotoxin and Pesticides Residues Laboratories located at Oshodi in Lagos have just obtained the ISO 17025 accreditation conducted by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation.
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.
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.
Dr. Orhii said this is a major boost to the country’s image and agricultural transformation agenda of the Federal Government. He explained that all products analyzed for export purpose by the two laboratories will now carry a special logo making the commodities accepted all over the world.
The Director-General said some other laboratories of the Agency are also undergoing international accreditation which would greatly boost current efforts to get some pharmaceutical companies to obtain World Health Organization (WHO) Pre-qualification.
Dr. Orhii thanks UNIDO and the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation for the support and cooperation accorded NAFDAC in attaining this great feat.
Alhaji Abubakar Jimoh (Director Special Duties)