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<Head office>
Overseas Merchandise Inspection Co., Ltd.
Agricultural & Consumer Products Department
15-6, Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0026 JAPAN

Tel.:03-3669-3783
Fax.:03-3669-5190
E-mail : food-safety@omicnet.com

<Laboratories>
Please call:

OMIC Oregon Laboratory
OMIC Bangkok Laboratory
OMIC Melbourne Laboratory
OMIC Tokyo Laboratories


 
 
  Quality control of OMIC laboratories

 Our laboratories carry out reliable tests
 and analysis by applying up-to-date technologies and quality control.

Up-to-date analytical equipment and technologies are employed for the analysis of trace substances including pesticide residue analysis.
Every year OMIC participates in an International proficiency test under FAPAS and other trials, and achieves excellent results.
OMIC implements internal quality control and internal audits, as well as recovery tests, before commencing daily analysis at the laboratories.
Every OMIC laboratory is accredited with ISO/IEC17025 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) for major items for analysis by acknowledged institutions in concerned countries. This accreditation assures that OMIC laboratories comply with the requirements of the ISO.
The Tokyo laboratories, which hold the status of a Registered laboratory authorized by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, carries out analysis in accordance with the guidance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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 ISO/IEC17025 accredited ! (ISO/IEC17025 assures the international
 standard of our laboratory’s technical level in analysis.)

ISO/IEC17025 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) includes not only the management requirements of laboratories, but also the technical requirements. Technical requirements address the validity of our staff's knowledge, experience, competence, facilities, environmental conditions, and methodology. Being accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 indicates that OMIC laboratories are proven to be technically and technologically reliable by acknowledged third parties (Accreditation bodies). 
Pesticide residue analysis is indispensable in securing the safety in the international food trade. CODEX (International organization) requires laboratories to adhere to the following points in their guidelines: “ The following quality criteria should be adopted by laboratories involved in the import and export control of foods: Compliance with the general criteria for testing laboratories laid down in ISO/IEC Guide 17025 “General requirements for the competence of calibration and testing laboratories” ”.

The accredited items as of November 2009 are shown in the following table:

 
OMIC Laboratories
Accreditation Body
Oregon Laboratory Pesticide Residues   
Food Components  
Microorganisms   
DNA
ACLASS Accreditation Services
Bangkok Laboratory Sugar Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI),
Ministry of Industry
Pesticide Residues Analysis  
Microorganisms  
Aflatoxin 
Antimicrobial agents
Metals(Cadmium,Lead, etc.)
Department of Medical Sciences (DMSc)
Melbourne Laboratory Pesticide Residues   
Foods Components   Microorganisms   
National Association of Testing
Authorities, Australia (NATA)
Tokyo Laboratory Cadmium The Japan Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment(JAB)

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  External proficiency test

 Participation in external proficiency test

To assure reliability in the techniques of laboratories, it is stated that the laboratories need to participate in internal quality control and external proficiency tests, to check its technical competency.

Regarding major items of analysis (including pesticide residues, heavy metals, micotoxins, microorganisms, nutrients and environment related items), every OMIC laboratory participates in proficiency tests such as FAPAS and others given by governmental organizations (e.g. United States Department of Agriculture, NARL and NRS of Australia, Thai Government (Department of Medical Science, Department of Science Service), Hatano Research Institute - Food and Drug Safety Center in Japan).

FAPAS: One of the largest proficiency tests in the world given by the Central Science Laboratory, an executive agency of the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

 The results of FAPAS in 2008

OMIC laboratories participated in FAPAS (Aflatoxin and pesticide residues ) in FY 2008 and achieved the target score (within 2 in z-Scores); the skills and techniques utilized in all four OMIC laboratories were therefore proven to be technically satisfactory.

TEST No.
Sample
Analysis Item
Laboratory
04122
Corn
Aflatoxin B1,B2,G1,G2
Tokyo, Oregon
0956
Rice
Pesticides(Chlorpyrifos, Parathion ethyl, Phosphamidon)
Bangkok, Melbourne, Oregon
0957
Corn Flour
Pesticides(Azinphos methyl, Diazinon, Etrimfos, Phosmet, Pirimiphos methyl)
Bangkok, Melbourne

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  Features of OMIC laboratories

All of our overseas laboratories are on “the Foreign Official Laboratories list” of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. When cargo is inspected, prior to export, by OMIC's laboratory listed for the relevant country, inspection usually required by the Japanese Quarantine Station may be exempted, but excluding the items subject to the Inspection Order or other items(e.g. microorganisms), on the condition that our report of the results is attached for import formalities.
The locations of our laboratory are Thailand, the United States and Australia, which are all exporting countries of agricultural commodities. The foodstuffs can be analyzed in these countries; therefore, if by any chance a violation occured, quick measures (including the swift handling of concerned products) can be taken at the location of occurrence.
The safety of the products can be comprehensively assured, since the laboratories mainly analyze pesticide residues, as well as veterinary drugs, heavy metals, microbial contamination and GMO.

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 Our staff/chemists are knowledgeable and experienced in the legislation and regulations of Japan.
 They will provide various services at your request.

Our chemists (microbiologists) are Chemistry and Microbiology graduates; in addition, through internal and external training, they have acquired knowledge of not only the methodologies of International standards, but also the ones applied in Japan.
OMIC headquarters is also one of the Registered laboratories authorized by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. Therefore, our headquarters can inform the overseas laboratories of the requirements of the Food Sanitation Law and the guiding principles of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, enabling the laboratories to provide a high standard of analysis in accordance with the legislation and regulations of Japan.

 The number of items that OMIC can analyze for pesticide residues is the largest in the region.

Every overseas laboratory is capable of testing more than 500 items for pesticide analysis. Although microbiological tests, analysis of heavy metals, micotoxins, etc. can be carried out in all the laboratories, each laboratory has its own features related to the items for analysis, in accordance with the needs of the specialty of the region. For example, Antibiotics residue analysis is a major feature of the laboratory in Thailand, and GMO determination is one for the Laboratory in the U.S.
     
OMIC Laboratories
Location
Features
Oregon Laboratory
Portland, Oregon, USA
Besides analysis of more than 550 items for pesticide residue, the laboratory can carry out DNA analysis in GMO.
Bangkok Laboratory
Bangkok, Thailand
Pesticide residue analysis for Tapioca and Vegetables, and the residue analysis of veterinary drugs in Shrimp and poultry are our strong points. Including the items mentioned, we are capable of analyzing more than 600 items. 
Melbourne Laboratory
Melbourne, Australia
Rapeseed (Canola, an export of Australia) can be analyzed. We are capable of testing 550 items for pesticide residue analysis.
Tokyo Laboratory
Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
Analysis of micotoxins and phosphine are our strong points, as well as ones for Cadmium, Lead and Arsenic.

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