Posted on January 02, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued a guide on interpreting certificates of food samples analysed in the ministry’s central food laboratories.

The guide aims to introduce importers and exporters to the most important contents of the laboratory analysis such as types of tests conducted; conditions for acceptance and rejection; and methods followed to ensure accuracy of result. The guide also helps importing companies to know the quality of the product being imported. The guide comes in response to the requests of exporters and importers in this regard and has been developed by the Food Safety and Environmental Health Department.

The laboratory analysis guide contains a detailed explanation of all the contents of the analysis certificate ranging from the logo of the accreditation body, information about the sample received, the dates of analysis and issuance of the report to the types of analyses carried out and its findings. It also contains instructions on how to deal with the results and how to place requests for re-analysis. The guide is available on the electronic page of the Port Health and Food Control section of the Ministry of Public Health website.

The Ministry of Public Health recently announced the launch of the electronic laboratory information management programme in central food laboratories.