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The Mauritius Accreditation Service (MAURITAS)


MAURITAS is the sole national accreditation body and has been established under the Mauritius Accreditation Service Act 1998 as a department within the Ministry responsible for the subject of Industrial Development to provide a national, unified service for the accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies.


MAURITAS is responsible for the accreditation of:


• Certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021-1 - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems
• Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
• Medical laboratories to ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories -- Particular requirements for quality and competence
• Inspection bodies to ISO/IEC 17020 - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

MAURITAS certificates are a formal recognition that an organization is technically competent to perform specific tasks.

MAURITAS RECOGNISED BY ILAC MRA and IAF MLA

MAURITAS was admitted as a signatory member to the ILAC MRA and the IAF MLA on 04 October 2018 and 17 October 2018 respectively. Further to the 2018 Joint IAF-ILAC Annual Meetings on 22-31 October, the certificates of recognition were presented to the Director of MAURITAS on 30 October 2018.

The IAF MLA scope of MAURITAS has been extended to include the Sub-scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-scope: Level 5: ISO 22000 for Food Safety Management System since 05 November 2020.


Latest News

Every year MAURITAS conducts a survey to collect feedback from its accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) on the services it offers to laboratories and certification bodies. We welcome your participation in this survey which is open for comment until 30 December 2022. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KRS37LW

 


  • The Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) has voluntarily reduced its scope of accreditation by the removal of the microbiological parameters in water, food and food products.

  • The MSIRI has voluntarily reduced its scope of accreditation for the following parameters:
    • Determination of As, Cu, Ca, Pb, Hg and Fe’ in Sugars, Molasses, Syrup and Cane Juice;
    • Salinity in water and effluents; and
    • Determination of organophosphate, organochlorine and triazine residues in water and sugars.

  • The Accreditation Cycles of the following laboratories have been extended as indicated in the table below:


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ILAC/IAF Mutual Recognition Arrangement


 

Our Vision

• Achieving International Recognition

Our Mission

• To provide a national, impartial and transparent mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies.
• To achieve international recognition by becoming signatory to International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangements (ILAC MRA) and International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA).

Our Performance Indicators for 2022 - 2023


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