CHIEF GOVERNMENT CHEMIST

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This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Carry out chemical analysis of food, drugs and their raw materials, herbal medicine, condiments and spices;
  • Develop, validate and review analytical methods of sampling and chemical analysis of food, drugs and their raw materials, herbal medicine, condiments and spices;
  • Prepare, implement and review of the Standard Operating Procedures for chemical laboratory analysis of food, drugs and their raw materials, herbal medicine, condiments and spices;
  • Conduct applied research on matters related to food and drugs laboratory activities;
  • Develop, implement and review of the food and drugs laboratory Quality Manual for accreditation purposes;
  • Participate in Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes to facilitate accreditation of the food and drugs laboratory analytical methods;
  • Interpret and review analytical results and prepare reports of food and drugs laboratory results for use in the court of law or elsewhere;
  • Prepare technical specifications for purchase of food and drugs laboratory instruments, reference culture media, chemicals and reagents, reference books and consumables;
  • Provide scientific advice and advisory services on matters related to food and drugs laboratory activities;
  • Conduct emergency inspection, sampling and chemical laboratory analysis of food, drugs and their raw materials and herbal medicine on matters of national or public interest; and
  • Assess the Food and Drugs Laboratory Section risk analysis and implement mitigation measures accordingly.

This Section will be led by a Manager.

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