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Food Safety Department at MOPH Receives ISO/IEC 17020 Accreditation for Food Inspection

25 Aug, 2022 10:52 AMGulf TimesIntended Audience
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The Food Safety Department of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has obtained international accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the field of inspection of imported and local foods and local establishments in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17020​​ system. The international accreditation confirms the compliance of the standards and methods of inspection implemented by the Food Safety Department at the Ministry with the international standards.

Wassan Abdulla Al Baker, Director of Food Safety at MOPH said that obtaining the accreditation from the ANAB contributes to enhancing the confidence and credibility of the inspection results at the global level, and is an official recognition of proving the integrity and technical competence of the inspection bodies. It also gives customers and beneficiaries confidence in the efficiency and quality of services provided by ISO/IEC 17020.

Al Baker added that this outstanding achievement at the regional level helps improve the performance of technical operations, speed up the procedures, and control them.

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