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GICA's laboratory presentation

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microbiological analyzes

Trace elements research


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About GICA

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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GICA's laboratory presentation

Anxious to assist its members in the quality control of their products, GICA has establidhed, for many years already, a laboraory for anlysis and testing.

This laboratory has been acredited in 1999 by the Frensh Accreditation Commitee (COFRAC), according to the refrence EN 45001, and 2002 by the same instance according to the ISO/ IEC 17025.

In August 2011, the laboratory has also obtained the accreditation of the Tunisian Accreditation Commitee (TUNAC), which was renewed in 2013 for five years.

This important tool is available to members of GICA, for conducting product testing throughout the year and especially during the campains of transformation. Nearly 1.000 samples of canned and semi-preserved food are analyzed each year.

The GICA testing laboratory also particpates in the training of young students by organizing internships.

It also provides a standard watch and participates in specific studies on product quality.

It also particpates in comparison tests internationally through an international network of inter-laboratory tests.

The GICA's laboratory has a metrological service which allows it ensure the verification of its instruments by its own standards. In this context, GICA ensures that its standards are checked and connected to the international chain calibration.

The GICA testing laboratory offers to the companies of the canned and semi-preserved food sector a range of analysis: physicochimical, biological and trace element research.


Last updated 31/10/16
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