ADDIS ABABA – Authorities have inaugurated on the state of the art food quality and safety control laboratory of Ethiopia’s Food and Drug Authority.
The Authority spent a total of 40 million Birr to enhance the lab with modern lab equipments and technologies, in addition to investing 5 million Birr to renovate the building.
“The laboratory will be used to ensure the quality and safety of locally manufactured and processed food as well as imported food,” Dr. Lia Tadesse ministry of Health.
“The laboratory will be used to ensure the quality and safety of locally manufactured and processed food as well as imported food,” she added.
The Authority had provided quality control services to only 655 imported products within nine months.
However, the renovated laboratory has a capacity to provide quality control services and accreditations for more than 200 products at a time, said Hiran Gerba director general of the Authority.
The Authority also said it has finalized preparation to build an African center of excellence in food quality and safety regulation with a cost of over 4 billion Birr.
Featured Image: A lab technician inside the newly equipped and renovated the lab on Tuesday [Photo MoH]