Cocobod Quality Control Company Limited

by Israel Boafo Bansah

Quality Control Company Limited (QCC) is responsible for the high Ghana Cocoa Premium standards. The International Cocoa Standards require cocoa of merchantable quality to be well fermented, thoroughly dried, free from smoky beans, free from abnormal or foreign odor, and free from any evidence of adulteration. It must reasonably be free from living insects, broken beans, and any other foreign materials. The quality of cocoa from Ghana has been used as a standard to measure cocoa from other countries.

Ghana’s cocoa has high content of Theo-bromine, thus making it the best cocoa for high-quality chocolate. Cocoa from Ghana continues to enjoy premium on the World’s Commodity markets because of its unsurpassed high quality. The premium quality cocoa beans still continue as the preferred choice of all chocolate and beverage producers of high reputation and distinction. This status has been diligently maintained, over the years, through effective quality assurance practices of the Quality Control Company of COCOBOD.

QCC is also responsible for maintaining the quality of other exportable crops such as coffee and shea nut. The Company has the responsibility of inspecting storage sheds and issuing certificates of registration for premises accepted as grading centres or depots.

No grading or sealing or storage of produce is allowed in any shed/depot which has not been duly approved by us. Our staff, stationed in 73 operational districts within 10 (ten) cocoa-growing regions, carry out inspection, sampling, grading and sealing of cocoa before evacuation to take-over points for subsequent shipment to international buyers or delivery to the local processing factories.

At the take-over points, cocoa arrivals are ‘check-sampled’ by our staff to enable them to advise the Cocoa Marketing Company (GH) Limited (CMC) to either take over the cocoa from the Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) or reject it if the quality falls below a specified standard. A ‘purity certificate’ is issued for every parcel of cocoa taken over. Another ‘check-sampling’ is conducted for all consignments prior to shipment to ensure that only good quality cocoa is exported.

Cocobod Quality Control Company Limited Services

Lab Services

  • We provide a variety of laboratory services to ensure that products meet international standards and quality.

Grading and Sealing

  • In furtherance of QCC’s mission of facilitating trade in agricultural produce (especially cocoa beans) on the local

Disinfestation

  • QCC delivers a fast response, discrete and legally compliant range of disinfection services to help protect your products.

Training School

  • This department is purposefully to train the manpower and to organise developmental programmes of QCC

Cocobod Quality Control Company Limited Contact Details

Call us

  • +233-571 461 113 | +233-571 461 114

Email us

  • info@qccgh.org/registry@qccgh.com

Visit us

  • Kwame Nkrumah Avenue Accra, Ghana

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