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Laboratory Services


ZFDA Laboratory is one of the Department under ZFDA organization. Legal entity of ZFDA Laboratory is defined in Zanzibar Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. 2/2006. Laboratory is part of ZFDA which was established under section 13 (1) of ZFDC Act No. 2 of 2006. The laboratory provides basis for enforcement purposes.

This department is responsible for laboratory analysis of food, medicines and cosmetics as well as testing of medical devices for enhancing decision making within the Authority. It is also responsible for maintenance of laboratory equipment, coordination and conducting of research.

 The Director of Laboratory Services (DLS) is the Head of Department which is vested accountable day-to-day management of the business and is accountable to the Executive Director.

Our Main Divisions

The DLS is supported by five (5) Divisions that performs and supervise various matters including

Food Chemistry Analysis Division

Trust us for accurate and reliable results that promote the well-being of food producers, retailers, and consumers.

Quality and technical Advice Division

ZFDA's Quality and Technical Advice Division is committed to providing expert guidance and support to businesses in a wide range of industries.

Microbiology Analysis Division

Ensuring microbiological safety in food, pharmaceutical, and environmental sectors

Medical Devices Testing Division

ZFDA's Medical Devices Testing Division is dedicated to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices

Medicine and Cosmetics Analysis Division

ZFDA's Medicine and Cosmetics Analysis Division is dedicated to ensuring the safety and quality of medicines, cosmetics, and other personal care products