Yesterday 17 January 2018 the National Quality Testing Laboratories (NQTL) of the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) acquired an international accreditation by the Dutsch Accreditation Council (RvA), the National Accreditation Body for The Netherlands and one of global leading accreditation bodies.
The three-year accreditation attests that Rwanda’s Standard Board’s laboratories have demonstrated trustworthy competence to generate technical valid results in a competent way. The accreditation is valid until 30 November 2020 provided that the laboratories continue to meet the requirements.“The accreditation covers the biochemical laboratories, namely the Microbiology laboratory, Food, Agriculture and Mycotoxin laboratory and Inorganic Chemistry laboratory”, says Hon. Soraya Hakuziyaremye, Minister of Trade and Industry, commanding the important step.
The accreditation greatly contributes to the promotion and competitiveness of Rwandan products on local, regional and international markets as it ensures public safety through offering conformity assessment parameters for food and feed products, environment samples and drinking water.