In order to strengthen its position as the world leader exporter of Deglet Nour dates, Boudjebel VACPA has to master the different specifications of its products, in line with increasingly stringent and drastic customer requirements.
Also, the company, with an innovation and R&D oriented-strategy has established an internal analysis laboratory Boudjebel LAB, which is a national first among Tunisian agri-food companies. The laboratory is accredited according to the international standards ISO 17025 to guarantee reliable results in an optimal time.
It is this process of accreditation of analysis and testing activities that represents the essential way of developing the laboratory’s skills, recognized by all stakeholders and essentially by our customers.
The Boudjebel LAB is organized in 2 laboratories:
- A first physico-chemical analysis laboratory : this laboratory is responsible for controlling the physicochemical quality of the dates (from the raw materials stage to the expedition stage).
- A second laboratory for microbiological analyzes: This laboratory examines the microbiological quality of dates and the environment (labor, surface, workshop atmosphere, etc.).
The laboratory analysis plan covers dates, ingredients and the environment. With regard to dates, microbiological, physicochemical and viral analyzes are carried out. For the ingredients, the laboratory carries out microbiological and physicochemical analyzes of the glucose solution. Finally, the environment is analyzed through several tests, among which are the microbiological analysis of air, physicochemical and microbiological analyzes of water and microbiological surface analysis.
Our Laboratory is also Certified by The Tunisian Accreditation Council :