In a unique milestone, Nawah Scientific, a leading institution in the field of analysis and scientific research in Egypt, has obtained accreditation from the U.S. FDA for food analysis and safety. This makes it the first African center to achieve such accreditation, saving Egyptian and African companies the cost and time of sending samples for analysis outside the continent. This supports their ability to export to the U.S. market and enhances the Egyptian food industry for domestic consumption.
“Nawah Scientific” is an Egyptian startup specializing in research and scientific analysis. It has received financial and technical support from the Egypt Ventures, a fund established by the Ministry of International Cooperation, the General Authority for Investment, Free Zones, and the National Investment Bank with a goal is to directly and indirectly invest in startups, entrepreneurship, and small businesses.
Dr. Omar Sakr, Founder and CEO of Nawah Scientific, stated that FDA accreditation is the most challenging and was previously limited to European companies. Now, “Nawah Scientific” is firmly positioned on the map of global laboratories and research centers, impacting the company and the Egyptian food market. This opens up collaboration opportunities with international organizations such as the UN World Food Programme, saving costs and time for Egyptian exporters seeking to export to the U.S. market by analyzing samples abroad before export.
Dr. Omar Sakr announced “Nawah Scientific’s” plans to leverage the new accreditation to expand into key African markets such as Nigeria and South Africa.
Hossam Heiba, CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, stated that “the accreditation creates a competitive advantage for Egyptian agricultural exports in global markets”, emphasizing the agency’s continued support for the company, organizationally and promotionally. He believes that startups can lead economic growth and maximize the role of the Egyptian economy in global production chains.
H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, stated that the government will support the efforts of Egyptian startups, including “Nawah Scientific,” in expanding regionally and globally. This includes signing agreements with international institutions and establishing partnerships with regional countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The exchange of international best practices will contribute to building on these efforts.
– Press Release