PM briefed on food, drug safety expertise lab activities

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan visited Tonus-Les Company’s food and drug safety expert lab in Nor-Gyukh village community of Kotayk Marz. The Prime Minister toured the lab getting acquainted with the works and activities and achievements, the Government’s Press Office reports.

The laboratory enables quality and bioequivalence, as well as biological and microbiological examinations of imported medicines and food, promoting thereby the necessary quality standards.

Introducing achievements, company executives said that the lab has recently been granted the international ISO 9001-2008 accreditation, which is the first in the region.

It was noted that the international accreditation will enable local producers to get expert opinion and product quality certification in Armenia that will substantially reduce costs and time. Appropriate steps have been taken to provide training to qualified personnel and enhance international cooperation.

Prioritizing and welcoming the international accreditation of the lab, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said that it will stimulate the production of high quality local products, get reliable data on production, increase export volumes and strengthen the protection of consumer rights.

The Premier stressed the need for the lab to keep on developing in order to provide high-quality expertise, as well as to build on the confidence with business circles.

The lab executives assured that owing to its international accreditation, the laboratory’s findings will be acknowledged in all countries of the world. The laboratory has modern equipment of German, Swiss, Japanese and Israeli manufacture.

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