Dubai: Dubai has arrange an on-site laboratory to check the extent of pesticide residues within the merchandise offered on the emirate’s largest fruit and vegetable market.
Dawoud Al Hajri, director Basic of Dubai Municipality, inaugurated the brand new meals testing lab of the Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) within the Fruits and Greens Market in Warsan, the civic physique introduced on Monday.
The lab can conduct digital exams of pesticide residues in meals similar to recent greens and fruits, milk, grains, spices, honey and rice.
In a press release, Al Hajri stated that the brand new lab for exams and evaluation of assorted samples enhances and ensures meals security, and the efforts made by the Municipality to enhance the efficiency of its labs. It additionally contributes to controlling high quality and security in step with worldwide requirements.
“We’re at all times striving to develop our companies to maintain tempo with latest scientific developments within the fields of testing typically, and testing of meals merchandise particularly, to make sure that they’re free from any contaminants or supplies that violate the UAE and worldwide requirements for meals merchandise,” stated Al Hajri, mentioning that the DCL of has turn out to be a distinguished mannequin within the area and on the international degree.
The lab has obtained the ISO 17025:17 certificates for worldwide accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, along with the worldwide ISO 45001:18 certificates for occupational security and well being administration programs, and an ISO 14001:15 certificates for environmental administration programs.
It’s divided into varied sections in accordance with worldwide specs, which embrace samples receiving part, meals samples making ready lab and meals samples testing lab, the assertion stated.
“The method of establishing a lab to check residues of pesticides in meals with the newest applied sciences and superior specialised gadgets are a part of the continued improvement chain of the DCL, along with the excessive effectivity of its analysts and specialists. The primary of its form lab constitutes a qualitative addition that gives companies to the meals suppliers in Dubai and enhances shopper confidence within the merchandise obtainable available in the market,” he added.
“The DCL, which provides numerous exams that serve the meals management system on the products imported to the nation, repeatedly screens meals within the retailers and markets,” stated Al Hajri, who additionally praised the sophistication and accuracy of the evaluation that detects pollution.
The civic chief was briefed on the mechanism used for exams, the strategies of management and the levels of labor within the lab from the receipt of samples to the extraction of outcomes, with the brand new state-of-the-art technical programs and the a number of capabilities of the lab.