Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to forge a strong cooperation in the sharing of scientific and technical information.

The Public-Private-Partnership agreement seeks to enhance laboratory analytical methods alignment and capacity building in laboratory testing of food products to enhance product safety and quality standards. The partnership will also contribute towards the enhancement of technical competencies of personnel and promote best practices.

Under the terms of the MoU, the GSA will collaborate with Nestlé in standardization and alignment of applicable test methods; carrying out inter-laboratory comparisons in agreed scopes; and conduct ISO/IEC 17025, safety and compliance internal audits per agreed schedule between the two parties.

In addition, there will be knowledge exchange on Laboratory Information Management Systems, the use of GSA laboratories for conformance to standards and compliance to set constituent limits per Ghana standards.