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Established in 1965, GICA is a public instutution gathering the Tunisian industries involved in fruit, vegetable and fish processing sectors, under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and trade.

GICA is managed by a board of directors representing the public administration, the national organization of growers and the national organization of processors and exporters.

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Trace elements research section of the GICA's laboratory
The GICA's Laboratory has an experimental and analytical potential for the research and the determination of chemical and biological harmful residues of food products.
It has a trial room of traces' research (sudan dyes and histamine) ,equipped with a HPLC system (with a UV/ Visible detector and a fluorimetric detector)
  • The laboratory ensures the following tests:

Analyzes of trace elements

  • Products derived of harissa : Research and determination of sudan dye by HPLC / Regulation (EEC) N ° 2004 /92 / EC of the Committee of 21/01/2004
  • Fresh and canned fish : Histamine's determination by HPLC / Ministerial order of 19/09/1998 ( Jort N ° 79 of 02/10/98 )
  • Food products:
    • Determination of mercury content / NT 124.29 (2009)
    • Détermination de la teneur en arsenic /AOAC 986.15 (1988)
    • Determination of Cadmium / NT 124.30 (2009)
    • Determination of Iron / NT 124.30 (2009)
    • Determination of the Lead content / NT 124.30 (2009)
Last updated 03/05/16
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