Nosak Famili Oil Presented with (MANCAP) Product Quality Certificate by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
A subsidiary of Nosak Group, Nosak Farm Produce Limited was recently presented a Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) product quality certificate by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for its Nosak Famili Vegetable Oil.
Representing the Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Barrister Osita Aboloma, the SON Lagos State Office Zone III Coordinator Mrs N.B. Ekwueme made this known on August 13 at the presentation of the certificate to the company in Festac, Lagos.
Started in 2006, the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) is a mandatory product certification scheme put in place by SON to ensure that all locally manufactured products in the country conform to the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) before such products are presented for sale in the market or exported according to SON.
Speaking at the event, the Zonal Coordinator stated that Nosak Farm Produce Limited was awarded the SON prestigious quality mark because the company’s vegetable oil has constantly met the requirements of SON. After a series of MANCAP inspections to the company and corroborative and extensive analyses from in-house, third party and SON laboratories, the vegetable oil was adjudged to have met the requirements of NIS 230:2000 and therefore certified. She also stated that Nosak Famili Vegetable Oil is well fortified with the necessary vitamin A that is essential to good health of both children, women and the general public.
She encouraged the Management and staff of Nosak Farm Produce Limited to continue improving the quality of the vegetable oil stating that the company should “continuously look inwards for local sourcing of raw materials to reduce the demand for forex and support the Federal Government’s backward integration policy”.
While receiving the award from officials of SON, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Robert Ogirri, expressed gratitude to the regulating body for finding the company worthy for the award. He further commended the hard work of his team and assured SON that the company will continually ensure the best quality vegetable oil towards building the nation’s economy and boosting the image of the manufacturing sector.
Nosak Farm Produce Limited is a 200 tonne capacity fully automated vegetable oil refinery with 12 tanks measuring 2.7 million litres each. The company recently acquired an additional 16,500 hectares of land in Edo State for oil palm cultivation to increase local supply of raw materials to the refinery. The company was also fully involved in the ERGP program of the FG as a key stakeholder in the Oil Palm Sector.