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AIF Testing Laboratory

Updated: Jun-05-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Kigali Special Economic Zone, AGRI-Park, Silos Site, Plot No: E3 F2.
P.O BOX 766
Kigali
Rwanda

Phone number
+250788389516
E-mail
info [at] africaimprovedfoods.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
Total aflatoxin, Total ash, Iron, Crude fiber, Crude fat, moisture
content.
Total aerobic Bacteria, S. Aureus, Total Coliform, E. Coli, Yeast and Molds
Accreditation body
Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS)
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Amar Ali
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
amar.ali [at] africaimprovedfoods.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
12
Male laboratory personnel
10
Female laboratory personnel
2

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
12
Male technical personnel
10
Female technical personnel
2

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Water / food
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total Aflatoxin
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Immuno-
chromatographic
Methods
Lateral flow (GPSA
Method)
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Iron
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectroscopy
Methods
ECSA-HC:2007
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gravimetric
Methods
ISO 712:2009
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Crude fiber
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gravimetric
Methods
ISO 5498, AACC
32- 1,
AOAC978.10



AOCS Ba 6-84
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total ash
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gravimetric
Methods
ISO 2171, ISO712:2009, ISO 6540
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Crude fat
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Soxhlet fat extraction
Methods
ISO 4833-1: 2013,
ISO 7218: 2007
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Aerobic Bacteria
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumerative
Methods
ISO 4833-1: 2013,
ISO 7218: 2007
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Staphylococcus Aureus
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumerative
Methods
ISO 6888-1: 2003
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumerative
Methods
ISO 4831: 2006,
ISO 4832:2006
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
E. Coli
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumerative
Methods
ISO 16649-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereal and cereal
products
Test parameter/ properties measured
Yeast and molds
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumerative
Methods
ISO 7954: ISO
21527-2:2008
Accreditation status
Yes
Does the laboratory conduct sampling, upon request of the client, of products to be tested?
Yes

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
Yes
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
EAC Proficiency Testing Scheme (PT in Fat, Fiber, Moisture, Ash,
Iron, Aflatoxin, microbial parameters), FAPAS (PT in microbial parameters) and APTECA (PT in Total Aflatoxin)
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
Yes
Outsourced services
Protein, Tannin and others
Documented policies, procedures and records for the qualification, assessing and monitoring of all outsourced services providers
Yes
Please specify in which type of document all these aspects are covered
SOP: Subcontracting of tests (AIF/QC/SOP/028)

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of test results?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of results?
Yes
Is the system documented in a Quality Manual?
Yes