Luanda – The director-general of the National Laboratory for Quality Control (Lancoq), José Alberto Sofia, announced Wednesday that the government is creating norms to improve the testing conditions in the quality control laboratories of the food and beverage production process.

Speaking to ANGOP, the official explained that this step is intended to reduce dangers among consumers, stressing that currently most of the industries of these two segments work without effective quality control in the country.

From 2012 to 2017, Bromangol SA was the only company responsible for the Public Works Concession for Construction and Operation of Analysis Laboratories, an activity previously carried out by the Angolan Institute for Standardisation and Quality (IANORQ).

The contract with Bromangol SA was terminated due to the need to redefine the paradigm in the exercise of the activity of laboratorial analysis of products for human consumption, as well as the National Network of Quality Control.

According to José Alberto Sofia, for several years there have been weaknesses in the inspection process of quality control laboratories in Angola.

Source: Angola Press News Agency