African Quality Assurance Centre (AQAC)
Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, is Afreximbank's technical partner on the African Quality Assurance Centre (AQAC) project. Bureau Veritas will ensure that AQAC meets the ISO 17025 standard for testing and calibration laboratories, ensuring the credibility and reliability of the following services, among others: physical and chemical testing of Food and Agri, contaminants analysis, microbiological testing, water analysis, soil analysis, plant analysis, and organic substrate analysis.
To meet today's consumers' demands for safe and high-quality food products, you must demonstrate responsible practices, complete product traceability, and compliance with tough laws as a food industry professional.
AQAC Laboratory is an initiative of Afreximbank developed and created to ensure that Made in Africa products to be consumed within the continent meet the required safety/health standards and to enable export of African products to comply with export requirements (applicable standards and technical regulations) within international markets and thus increase the acceptability of Made in Africa´s products in the international market. This laboratory facility will be managed and operated by us to the standards that comply with all relevant National and International Import and Export regulations, policies and narratives that apply to our service scope.
African Quality Assurance Centre (AQAC) facility
The AQAC is located on a 5-hectare plot along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.
The site is 65km from Lagos, Nigeria’s main port city and commercial capital, and 75km from Ibadan, a major commercial and industrial hub in south-western Nigeria. It is at the center of a region known for export agriculture.
How we support
We offer a full range of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services to ensure that the AQAC meets the ISO 17025 standard for the safety and quality of your food products from farm to fork, including physical and chemical testing, contaminant analysis, microbiological testing, water analysis, soil analysis, plant analysis, and organic substrate analysis, among other services.
The AQAC solutions and services