The Pasteur Institute of Morocco for medical development and research has earned ISO certificate for the second year in a row.
Rabat – The food microbiology laboratory Institut Pasteur Maroc received ISO certificate in recognition of its research performances.
Six additional activities are part of the accreditation, including microbiological tests on fungi and yeasts in foods as well as analyzes of work surfaces, according to the institute.
The statement added that the laboratory is conducting a number of studies, including analysis of microbial contamination that poses a threat to public health, such as food poisoning and the bacteria that cause diarrhea and other illnesses.
Chemical and physicochemical tests are also performed on different types of food, according to the statement from the institute quoted by Maghreb Arab press (MAP).
The laboratory also receive master and PhD students and vocational training students to carry out training in food safety analysis.
The institute will promote and develop basic and applied research. According to Pasteur, the institute also seeks to manufacture vaccines, serums, biological products for therapeutic use and diagnosis.
They will also “contribute to the teaching of biological disciplines related to these activities.”
The institute conducts biological analyses, service provisions in food safety and environment and production of organic products.