The Pesticide and Toxic Chemical Control Board focuses on licensing, registration, training, inspection and enforcement and the execution of these activities with the aims of ensuring sound chemical management in Guyana; reducing human health and environmental risk; and ensuring food safety in agriculture production. Its services include the verification of active ingredient conent of formulated pesticide products and determining pesticide residues on crops.
The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), operating under the Ministry of Tourism Industry and Commerce is a semi-autonomous governmental organization responsible for standards and quality in Guyana. Its core services include: Calibration and Testing;
Certification (Product, Laboratories & Auditing); Product Inspection; Standards Development; Training and Consultancy and Verification.
The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department is comprised of five laboratories that provide quality testing for food, drugs, water, cosmetics and medical devices. The Food Chemistry Laboratory determines the chemical quality of foods. The Water Chemistry Laboratory determines the chemical quality of tap water, purified water, treated well water and waste water. The Food Microbiology Laboratory conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis on food and water for the detection of food borne pathogens and spoilage organisms to ensure conformity to quality and safety standards.