SGS opened a new state-of-the-art custom-built food testing and analysis laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on January 21.
The facility was officially opened by SGS Executive Vice President for Agriculture Food and Life, Olivier Coppey, who was joined at the official opening by Truong Dinh Ho, secretary general, VASEP; Othmar Hardegger, consul general, Consulate General of Switzerland, Dennis Yang, chief operating officer, SGS East Asia; and Jason Han, managing director, SGS Vietnam.
Guests on the day were treated to an introduction to SGS’s food services and laboratories – which reach across the entire health and nutrition value chain – and a tour of the new facility.
“SGS is committed to the growth of the agri-food industry in Vietnam, and we are proud to be part of Vietnam’s success story,” Coppey said. “I would like to say a special thank you to all those involved in this new laboratory.”
As Vietnam’s first commercial bio safety level 2 laboratory, SGS’s new facility will help to meet the country’s rapidly growing demand for food analyses, while increasing food safety and consumer protection.
SGS’s investment meets the needs of the local agriculture and food industry and will provide clients with a reliable and independent professional service well into the future. With a global network of food testing laboratories across the world, SGS cross-pollinates the best technologies, methodologies, and processes.
SGS is a world leader in verification, testing and certification and is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories across the world.
Within this, SGS Food is a world leader and global benchmark in food testing services and can fulfill analytical, microbiology, and physical testing needs and which help to make products a success in the marketplace.