FOOD, CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS STANDARDS DEPARTMENT (FMD)

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FOOD, CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS STANDARDS DEPARTMENT (FMD)

The Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of Food, Agriculture, Materials and Chemistry Standards through Technical Committees (TC).

The Department develops and maintains National Standards, as well as, contributes to international efforts in the development and harmonization of Regional and International Standards with organizations such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the African for Organization Standardization (ARSO) and the ECOWAS Commission under the ECOWAS Standards Harmonization Mechanism (ECOSHAM).

The Department also represents the Authority on several national policy making committees in providing technical advice on issues related to standardization.


FMD’s REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION ACTIVITIES