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Addis International Catering is proud to host an advanced and accredited laboratory for food hygiene and quality control to international standards.

We have been awarded accreditation certificate from the Ethiopian National Accreditation Office (ENAO); a member of African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC), International Laboratories Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF); in the field of Microbiological Testing in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

We provide comprehensive microbiological testing services for different companies,

With our dedicated team of experts, we are committed to delivering excellence in laboratory results.


  • AIC conducts pre employment medical and physical checks on candidates selected for employment. All candidates have to be clear of any findings prior to starting work. This is followed up with bi -annual checks for all staff members.


  • Staff members are given induction training upon joining AIC, a program which includes familiarization with the company’s basic functions, procedures, rules and regulations; with special dedicated sessions focusing on Hygiene and Security. This is followed by annual refresher training programs.


  • Strict procedure is in place to ensure highest levels of personal hygiene for all staff members (showers, dressing and locker rooms, hand-washing and sanitizing stations throughout the unit, sufficient number of toilets, and provision of hair cover and gloves for food handlers).


  • Procedures are in place detailing the frequency and step by step instruction for the cleaning of its facilities and equipment. Different procedures are applied for daily routines and for periodic deep cleaning programs.


  • AIC has pest control and monitoring programs which include monthly fumigation of its premises and rodent control activities conducted twice a month.


  • The complete production process, from sourcing of raw materials to storage, sanitization, cooking, chilling, portioning and transportation to customers is done in strict compliance with HACCP requirements.


  • Monthly unannounced internal audits, as well as quarterly audit by an external Hygiene consultant, help ensure that all processes are carried out effectively. Findings of audits are shared with the Management Team for immediate corrective action.


  • A Quality Assurance Team is also assigned to carry out daily inspections throughout the unit. Their observations and remarks are shared on daily basis for immediate action.

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