Commodity Goods Radiation Analysis

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QIL has been licensed by the government (License No: RPB/Cert/SP/17/2) to offer commercial

Radioanalytical services on food and bulk consumable commodities at various entry ports that include, Kilindini, JKIA and the ICD.

QIL currently provides radioanalysis service to a wide variety of clients who include, the Coca Cola Company, East African Breweries, Kenya Wines Limited, as well as other notable companies in Kenya. QIL’s radioanalysis inspection personnel are trained on radiation safety issues as well as being ISO certified (ISO 17025:2008) which enables us to offer services that are second to none.

Radiation and radioactive substances have many beneficial applications, ranging from nuclear power generation to uses in medicine, industry and agriculture. However, commercial nuclear power plants and activities such as Uranium mining release radiological effluents into the environment. Nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011) have also led to prominent radioactive contamination of the environment as a whole.

All these disasters threaten human health and genomes thus necessitating routine radioanalysis inspection of consumer products and environmental samples. Exposure to radiation above the threshold limits as stipulated by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) may cause short term effects such as radiation sickness whose symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, sometimes accompanied by malaise, fever, and hemorrhage. Long term effects may cause cancer and other inheritable genetic damage such as mutations and also sterility.
Routine radioanalysis inspection, similar to what is provided by QIL, involves carrying out measurements for gross alpha, gross beta, 134Cs, 137Cs and 131I content in all types of human and animal consumer products such as:


a) Milk (All types of milk and milk products)
b) Meat (All types of meat and meat products)
c) Fish (All types of fish) and Marine foods
d) Fruits and Fruit products (canned fruits, jams)
e) Vegetables and Edible oils
f) Beverages (tea, coffee and all alcoholic drinks)
g) Grains (rice)
h) Mushrooms
i) Tobacco

j) Animal feeds
k) Pulses (beans, peas, lentils)
l) Fertilizers
m) Barley and barley products
n) Maize and maize products
o) Wheat and wheat products
p) Confectionary (biscuits, chocolates, sweets)
q) Infant foods
r) Salt and Sugar

 
 
The Government of Kenya, through the Radiation Protection Board (RPB), Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation has licensed Quality Inspectors Limited (QIL) to provide radioanalytical services on local, import and export consumable (bulk and non-bulk) commodities in Kenya.

Quality Inspectors Limited provides a commercial service for the measurement of radioactivity in foodstuffs, liquids and bulk materials using the LB 200 Becquerel Monitor at various entry ports that include, Kilindini, JKIA and the ICD. QIL currently provides radioanalysis service to a wide variety of clients who include, the Coca Cola Company, East African Breweries, Kenya Wines Limited, as well as other notable companies in Kenya. QIL’s radioanalysis inspection personnel are trained on radiation safety issues as well as being ISO certified (ISO 17025:2008) which enables us to offer services that are second to none.

Nairobi Office

  • Name: Francis Kimani
  • Radiography Manager
  • Email: fkimani@qil.co.ke
  • Phone No: 020 233 0685
  • Address: 1st Floor Josem Trust Place
  • Bunyala Rd. Upper Hill

Mombasa Office

  • Name: Davis Tunje
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Email: dtunje@qil.co.ke
  • Phone No: 254 020 2326844
  • Address: Panji Building,3rd floor
  • Moi Avenue, Mombasa