Inauguration of the National Food Safety laboratory in Laos constructed with the support of Mérieux NutriSciences
The National Food Safety Laboratory whose construction has been supported through a €1.3 million donation by Mérieux NutriSciences was inaugurated on April 24th in Vientiane (Laos) by the Ministry of Health of Lao PDR (Lao People’s Democratic Republic).
The 1,200 m2 facility will be the first laboratory of its kind in Laos, serving as the reference center for the control of food quality throughout the country. The objective of the laboratory is to safeguard local populations against foodborne diseases by analyzing and certifying the quality of imported, exported and domestic food, as well as ensuring safety across the food chain. Dr. Bounkong Sihavong, Minister of Health of Lao PDR presided over the inauguration ceremony with guests including Dr. Ponmek Dalaloy, former Minister of Health of Lao PDR, Mrs. Claudine Ledoux, French Ambassador to Lao PDR, Alain Mérieux, Chairman of Institut Mérieux
and Philippe Sans, President & CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences.
Our contribution to this achievement demonstrates our commitment to promote food safety and improve public health worldwide.