Updated: Jun-23-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

P.O.BOX 558-20100
Nakuru
Kenya

Phone number
+254723335900
E-mail
g.oosterwijk [at] happycowkenya.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
1. BUTTERFAT
2. PROTEIN
3. LACTOSE
4. TOTAL SOLIDS
5. ANTIBIOTIC RESIDUES
6. FREEZING POINT
7. DENSITY
8. PH
9. LACTIC ACID
10. TOTAL AEROBIC COUNT
11. COLIFORM COUNT
12. E.COLI COUNT
Accreditation body
KENYA ACCREDITATION SERVICES (KENAS)
ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
GERARD OOSTERWIJK
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
g.oosterwijk [at] happycowkenya.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
6
Male laboratory personnel
4
Female laboratory personnel
2

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
6
Male technical personnel
4
Female technical personnel
2

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Water / food
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
RAW MILK
Test parameter/ properties measured
BUTTERFAT
PROTEIN
LACTOSE
TOTAL SOLIDS
COLIFORM COUNT
E.COLI COUNT
TOTAL AEROBIC COUNT
ANTIBIOTIC RESIDUES
FREEZING POINT
DENSITY
PH
LACTIC ACID
Type of test/ instrumentation used
MID-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
MID-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
MID-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
MID-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
ENUMERATION
ENUMERATION
ENUMERATION
QUALITATIVE COLOR REACTION
THERMISTOR CRYOSCOPE
PHYSICAL
POTENTIOMETRIC
TITRATION
Methods
AOAC 972.16
AOAC 972.16
AOAC 972.16
AOAC 972.16
AOAC 991.14
AOAC 990.12
AOAC 990.12
AOAC 982.18
AOAC 990.22
FAO/TPCP/KEN/6611
ISO 7238/IDF104
AOAC 947.05
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
HAPPY COW LABORATORY PARTICIPATES IN TWO PT SCHEMES NAMELY; QLIP (THE NETHERLANDS) AND KEBS (KENYA)
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
No

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