The aim of GCLA being provision of high quality, cost effective testing/ analytical, advisory, research and consultancy services to the Government, private institutions and the general public on food, drugs, industrial and consumer chemicals and forensic sciences services (that include but not limited to DNA and toxicology).
In addition to meeting its statutory responsibilities, GCLA, shall continue offering services to the general public and the private sector in areas governing safety and quality of food, pharmaceuticals, consumer and industrial chemicals, traditional medicine and their raw materials.
Objectives of the Authority include:-
- To contribute to the protection of the environment and health of people of Tanzania, by participating in the establishment of integrated chemicals management systems and regulating consumer and industrial chemicals.
- Facilitate effective legal proceedings for fair justice, by the timely provision of expert advice.
- Assist in clinical procedures by the timely provision of expert advice on poisoning and treatment efficacy; and
- Increase its efficiency and effectiveness through continuous improvement of management systems and staff development.