ECAE has 6 specialized testing laboratories operating at the head quarter, and 5 of them are accredited( Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Microbiology & textile) Radiation laboratory is in process to be accredited. Chemical laboratory is one of those accredited laboratories,
Products Tested by ECAE's Chemical Laboratory
Agricultural and food products:
Honey, Oil seeds,Beeswax, Civet, Injera, Edible oil, Soft drink, Beer, Alcoholic beverages, Bottled water, Mineral water, Tomato paste, Biscuit, Pasta & Macaronni, Juice etc......
Toilet soap, laundry soap, detergent powder, liquid detergent, cement, leather products, hydrogen peroxide, iron, copper wire ,aluminum, cosmetics , fertilizer , environmental samples ...
ECAE, chemical laboratory, launched analysizing of Aflatoxin (B1,B2,G1,G2 and Aflatoxin M1) as of July 2015
Using the latest technological equipment called LC MS/MS, laboratories globally perform multitoxin analyses. Thus as a part of well recognized and globally accredited laboratory, ECAE’s Chemical laboratory also has increased its capacities for analyzing aflatoxin in different food, food products and animal feeds with a shortest turn round times.
Starting from July 2015, the laboratory with its well trained staffs is able to ensure the necessary detection of Mycotoxin in trace amounts with a high number of specific , partly selective extraction , purification methods and modern testing equipment (triple quad liquid chromatography with Mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detector) (HPLC-FLD) are used to identify Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 in different cereals, pulses, cereal based food and in animal feed products.
Since the enterprise has been working hand in hand with regulatory bodies by applying the newly advanced technology (triple Quad liquid chromatography LC/MS-MS), it has been selected to resolve the issue of Aflatoxin M1 in milk and milk products in Addis Abeba market and a total of 50 samples were conducted in milk and yogurt and the final report has been submitted to the government.
Products & services must be certified: the participants stressed
In a fiscal year of 2008 E.C 1st meeting with public wing representatives, Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise raised an issue of certification for those especially in the sector of mandatory products like food and this process will ensure quality through an effort done in coalition with regulatory bodies & producers. All participants agreed on and stressed the implementation soon.