The Central Pesticide Residues Center has passed the annual renewal of accreditation from the National Accreditation Authority (EGAC).
Within the framework of the directives of His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Mr. Quseir, and the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Center to support Egyptian exports as well as protect the Egyptian consumer through the laboratory’s participation in the food control system by analyzing contaminants, and since the Central Laboratory for Analysis of Pesticide Residues and Heavy Metals in Food (QCAP) is one of These entities are considered to have a great international and international standing, as they are considered one of the largest laboratories in the world in their field, according to the European Union’s classification of them in the first distinguished category, since 2008 until now. They are also considered the first laboratory in the Middle East to provide these services in an integrated manner.
Dr. Muhammad Suleiman, Head of the Agricultural Research Center, stated that the Central Laboratory for Analysis of Pesticide Residues and Heavy Metals in Food (QCAP) has passed the annual renewal of its accreditation for ISO (17025/2017) from the National Accreditation Authority (EGAC), and the laboratory and new analysis methods have been approved by the experts. affiliated with IGAC, where they examined and audited the quality system, analysis methods, and the efficiency of the laboratory’s workers, and the laboratory passed the renewal of accreditation with efficiency and distinction.
In the same context, Dr. Hind Abdullah said that the laboratory holds international accreditation in ISO (17025/2017) and the laboratory also holds accreditation in the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standard for providers of proficiency tests in the field of some analyzes of microbiological chemical contaminants in food, water, and swabs. Surfaces from the National Accreditation Council (EGAC) since 2013, in parallel with accreditation from the international accreditation body FINAS in Finland since 1996.
In the same context, Abdullah indicated that the laboratory includes many different departments, all of which are part of the auditing and examination system of accreditation bodies, the most important of which are pesticide residues, heavy metals, microbiology, mycotoxins, food additives and quality, persistent organic pollutants, veterinary drugs, marketing and training, and customer service. , reception and milling, financial and administrative affairs, information technology.
It should be noted that the factory contributes to achieving a production system for the purpose of export and promoting this production in foreign markets, to increase the market share of Egyptian agricultural exports in those markets, and to achieve development goals through the analytical, training and advisory services it provides, contracts and cooperation protocols, workshops and participation in conferences for workers. In the field of production, export and food processing, which supports the national economy.