Food & Drinks lab (Ghana Standards Authority)

Updated: May-19-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Shiashie (Legon – Madina Road)
P. O. Box MB 245
Accra
Ghana

Phone number
0244760652
E-mail
info [at] gsa.gov.gh
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
No
Scopes of Accreditation
*Soluble solids and acidity in drinks
*Moisture and total ash in cereals and cereal products
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Prof Alex Dodoo
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
adodoo [at] gsa.gov.gh

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
10
Male laboratory personnel
4
Female laboratory personnel
6

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
8
Male technical personnel
4
Female technical personnel
4

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Water / food
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Fruit Juices
Test parameter/ properties measured
Soluble solids
Acidity
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Abbe refractometer
pH meter
Methods
ISO 2173: 2006
ISO 750:1998
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Cereals
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total ash
Moisture
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Muffle furnace
Hot air oven
Methods
AOAC 923.03
ISO 712:2009
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
FAPAS PT schemes are used
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
Yes
Outsourced services
Pesticide residue, mycotoxin & histamine and metallic contaminants analysis
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
GSA-TM-T07

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