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Laboratory Services

Services Offered

  • Analysis of food, drugs, cosmetics, (medical) devices for compliance with the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations to ensure safety, efficacy and fitness for use as intended.
  • Analysis of pesticides and toxic chemicals for compliance with the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Act and Regluations, and
  • Analytical and advisory support to the Customs and Excise Division; and
    • Alcohol content of alcoholic beverages to determine Excise Duty; and
    • Analysis of other imported products to determine customs tariff classification.
  • Analytical and advisory support to the Director of Contracts to determine composition and efficacy to enable objective comparison of products during the tendering process.

How to Submit a Sample for Analysis

  1. Submit two (2) sample of each product:
    - at least 100g each
    - commercially packaged
    - list of ingredients
  2. Receive payment voucher for cost of:
    - Microbiological Analyses
    - Chemical Analyses
  3. Pay at:
    i)  Any District Revenue Office (Warden's Office)
    ii) Ministry of Health (corner Park and Edward Street)
    Note: Cheque payments in f/o:
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health
  4. Return to the Chemistry Food and Drugs Division with payment receipt for Analyses
    (OR call to give relevant receipt information)
    i)  Analyses will only be started upon proof of payment
    ii) Generally, Laboratory Reports will be available within 14 to 21 working days

  5. Collect Laboratory Reports at
    Chemistry / Food & Drugs Division
    #115 Frederick Street,

  6. If reports are satisfactory, proceed to:
    Food & Drugs Inspectorate
    #92 Frederick Street,

  7. If reports are unsatisfactory: Advice will be provided accordingly


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