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Intertek Develops New Agricultural Testing Laboratory in Mozambique

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Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has expanded local services and capabilities at their laboratory in Beira, Mozambique to offer support to local agricultural businesses throughout Mozambique and within the East African region.

The new laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, staffed by experienced technicians and will provide analytical support for clients requiring microbiological and chemical analysis. The laboratory offers fast and accurate screening to detect, identify, and quantify the presence of harmful aflatoxins and is now equipped to test grains and pulses for genetically modified organisms.

Mr David Du Plessis, Country Manager of Intertek Mozambique, said, “These new testing capabilities are a welcome addition to our growing network of laboratories and capabilities in Mozambique, giving our clients added technical support, expertise and solutions.” Intertek has six laboratories and offices across Mozambique that support local and international client activities in the region. These include agricultural testing as well as petroleum, industrial and energy sector services.

Valentin Rossel, Global Business line leader for the Agricultural Division, said, “The new testing capabilities will assist our clients in the region, to protect their business and minimize the risk of negative health impacts, and maintain recommended standards for the control of harmful Aflatoxin levels in agricultural products.”

Source: Business Wire

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