Cocobod awarded ISO certification to determine quality of beans exported from W/A

BY CITIBUSINESSNEWS.COM - Sep 25, 2019 at 11:06pm 100

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Cocobod’s Quality Control Company (QCC) has been granted international certifications by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Swiss government.

The two quality certificates meant for cocoa testing and inspection are ISO IEC 17020 and ISO IEC 17025.

These certifications come on the back of years of the export of quality cocoa beans from Ghana to the world market.

Managing Director of the QCC, Nana Maxwell Kakari Addo said the international recognition is for the good work it does in cocoa inspection.

“It means we can be called upon to do inspection and standardization of cocoa in the sub-region,” he said.

The ISO certification makes the QCC the only company in the sub-region whose certification of cocoa beans is accepted globally.

Swiss Ambassador to Ghana, Phillip Stalder, congratulated COCOBOD, saying these accreditations are achievements which mark a significant milestone for the Ghanaian cocoa industry.