ANALABS LIMITED Transitions to ISO/IEC 17025:2017!

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Martin Chesire, CEO, KENAS awards Analabs Limited with ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation Certificate. Receiving the Certificate is Mucai Kunyiha, Group Managing Director and looking on Left to Right: Michael Mugo, Head of Finance and Shared Services, Joseph Kimari, Quality Manager, Dan Okwaro, General Manager and Felista Nyakoe, Assistant Director, Testing and Calibration, KENAS.

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Staff of Analabs Limited showcase their ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation Certificate from KENAS. Right to Left: Michael Mugo, Group Head of Finance and Shared Services, Ann Wanjohi, Group HR Manager, Joseph Kimari, Quality Manager, Daniel Ndeg'wa, Head of Chemistry, Dan Okwaro, General Manager, Mucai Kunyiha, Group Managing Director,Analabs Limited, Martin Chesire, CEO, KENAS, Felista Nyakoe, Assistant Director, Testing and Calibration, KENAS and Elizabeth Museu, Assistant Director, PR and Communication, KENAS.

Our Esteemed Customer,

Analabs Limited Kenya has successfully transitioned its Laboratory Testing Services from ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 edition. This, was after successful assessment making the transition its 3rd accreditation cycle from KENAS. With now over 50 accredited tests, the move will enable Analabs Limited meet needs of a wider stakeholder base, in a modern market in the following areas: Elemental and Heavy Metal Analysis, Nutritional (Proximate) Analysis and improved procedures in Microbiology.

Our transition to the newest global standards ISO/IEC 17025 also means an assurance of quality, confidentiality, impartiality and consistency while delivering Laboratory Testing Services.

Demonstrating conformity with the new global standards ISO/IEC 17025, our process approach now matches those of other newer international standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 15189 (quality of medical laboratories) and ISO/IEC 17021-1 (requirements for audit and certification bodies).

Envisioning ourselves as a Centre of Excellence in the provision of laboratory services, and by incorporating the concept of risk-based thinking and full utilization of information technology, Analabs Limited continues to deliver quality, accuracy and speed in service delivery.

“The world today is driven by science and quality standards. It is important that laboratories like Analabs Limited provide a service for product investigation and in so doing, provide a prove of assurance on the safety of products…” said Martin Chesire, CEO, KENAS at the ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Certificate handover ceremony at Analabs Limited offices in Loresho, Nairobi. Chesire, further urged laboratories to be driven by standards as they are good habits and that being accredited makes a character.

Also present during the handover ceremony was Analabs Limited Group Managing Director, Mucai Kunyiha and Dan Okwaro, General Manager accompanied by staff of Analabs Limited and few representatives from KENAS.

During the ceremony, Analabs Limited Group Managing Director Mucai Kunyiha expressed commitment to sustain Analabs Limited as a trusted and reputable testing laboratory service provider.

“Our mission is to provide you with quality, timely and customized laboratory services applicable to international best practice that supports our clients in food industries, institutions and manufacturers to achieve global standards of quality in production and processes. If you are searching for ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, then search no further! At Analabs Limited, we provide you with valid results that are widely accepted even between countries!” said Mucai Kunyiha.

Transitioning from ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 was a requirement from ILAC and ISO for all laboratories to transition their processes to the new international standards within a three-year period after publication of the new standards in 2017. ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 international standards were jointly developed by ISO and IEC in the Committee on conformity assessment (CASCO). The new version of ISO/IEC 17025 replaces the 2005 version.

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