Kenya plans to promote the export of fish through product certification, the standards agency said on Tuesday.
Bernard Njiraini, acting managing director of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), said in a statement that it has established laboratories for food, agriculture, microbiology, biochemistry and instrumentation.
“The laboratories will offer testing, metrology and calibration services and this will further promote the export of fish and fishery products through product certification,” Njiraini said.
He said that the modern laboratories will provide the assurance for all the markets that products meet national safety standards.
Ken Wathome, chairman of the National Standards Council said that KEBS testing laboratories are able to undertake testing of fish.
Wathome noted that in 2015, the European Union approved imports of farmed fish and fishery products from Kenya following a successful submission of the Implementation of Residue Monitoring Plan.
The chairman said that other international markets for fish and fishery products from Kenya include the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
He added that the expand markets means that Kenya’s exports products meet the international standards. Enditem