Just 11 months after opening, SGS’s Agri Food Laboratory in Cape Town has achieved accreditation by SANAS, South Africa’s national accreditation body. This landmark achievement recognises that the facility and its employees are competent to carry out specific tasks in terms of the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act (Act 19 of 2006).

Offering a broad range of agricultural food testing services, SGS’s Cape Town facility has been accredited for the following methods:

  • Protein in foods and feeds – method: WI-AN-001 based on AOAC 2001.11 Kjeltec  
  • Free Fatty Acids in foods, feeds and oils – method: WI-AN-002 based on AOCS Ca 5a-40  
  • Salt (Sodium Chloride) in foods and feeds – method: WI-AN-003 based on AOAC 937.09

This accreditation only adds to the laboratory’s existing capabilities. The Cape Town laboratory, equipped with state of the art apparatus and facilities, delivers consistent, industry-leading methodologies and quality control procedures. SGS’s professional staff maintain high standards of quality and procedural excellence to ensure accurate, repeatable and timely data. Cape Town’s in-house analytical capabilities include:

  • Nutritional analysis (foodstuffs, feeds, vegetable oils)
  • Microbiological testing
  • Metals & Minerals in foods and feeds
  • Fish (raw, fresh, frozen)
  • Spices
  • Oils (vegetable, fish)
  • Honey
  • Juices
  • Wines, Distilled Liquors & Liqueurs

SANAS accreditation recognises the skills and expertise of the company’s Cape Town laboratory and its staff. This recognition instils confidence and peace of mind to companies and individuals when selecting a supplier and operating within the country.

SGS’s trusted third party testing, verification and certification services enable the food industry to trade safe, quality products both domestically and internationally.

For more information, please contact:

Chricilia Jordaan
Laboratory Manager
SGS South Africa (PTY) Ltd
2nd Floor, Panther Park
11 Berkley Road
Maitland, Cape Town
t: +27 21 506 3284
m: +27 82 840 4638


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