FOOD CHEMISTRY
PROFICIENCY TESTING

Introducing our 2022-23 proficiency tests

Food and Beverage Chemistry Programme – over 400 proficiency tests annually

The confidence in analytical data provided to producers can be enhanced through using proficiency testing.

Proficiency testing (PT) provides evidence, from an independent source, regarding the competency of the laboratory supplying the analytical service. Proficiency testing is also a necessary component for laboratories that wish to become accredited to ISO/17025 laboratory management standards. This provides the basis of laboratory accreditation in approximately 100 countries, and other recognised laboratory quality assurance standards may also require that a proficiency testing programme is in place to check the actual performance of a laboratory process. It ensures the compliant testing of food products by maintaining standards of quality, composition, and authenticity.

Our proficiency tests cover a huge range of analytes, including allergens, toxins, and other chemical contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, and veterinary medicine residues. Fapas® Food Chemistry also provides materials for quality parameters and nutritional content of food products, assisting manufacturers to establish accurate product labelling and allowing consumers to make informed choices about the food they eat.

Many of the test materials are available for sale for use as quality control samples after the proficiency test has been completed. We also have an increasing range of matrix reference materials another key part of the Quality tool box.

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Benefits of Proficiency Testing

Fapas® Food Chemistry Proficiency Testing (PT) Scheme is accredited to ISO 17043

Whilst the rapid development of new technologies and methods provides opportunities for you to work smarter, technology can also pose a real challenge for laboratories to maintain a quality standard that can be trusted. The use of PT in the context of the assessment of laboratories to accreditation according to EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is regarded as a standard that demonstrates the quality of your test and calibration results and ultimately your products. By incorporating accredited Fapas® Food Chemistry proficiency testing into your processes and procedures you can be assured that you are delivering a high standard of quality assurance.

NEW for 2022-2023 - Food Chemistry Proficiency Testing

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Programme Item Code Start Date Test Material Analyte(s)
Food Chemistry 19322 04/10/2021 Tomato Purée single residue monitoring View Details
Food Chemistry 3302 05/10/2021 CBD Product (Oil Based) Cannabidiol View Details
Food Chemistry 6110 11/10/2021 CBD Product (Oil Based) PAHs (including PAH4 sum) View Details
Food Chemistry 2495 28/10/2021 Baby Food (Cereal Based) moisture, ash, total fat, nitrogen View Details
Food Chemistry 7431 29/10/2021 CBD Product (Oil Based) arsenic (total) cadmium View Details
Food Chemistry 6106 09/12/2021 Cod Liver Oil brominated flame retardants View Details
Food Chemistry 20190 10/12/2021 Sweets (Gum-based) fructose, glucose & sucrose View Details
Food Chemistry 14244 13/12/2021 Olive Oil detection of adulteration View Details
Food Chemistry 5158 02/02/2022 CBD Product (Oil Based) pesticide residues View Details
Food Chemistry 25208 08/02/2022 Yoghurt ash, total fat, nitrogen, pH View Details
Food Chemistry 19332 03/03/2022 Tea (Herbal) pesticide residues (tea matrix) View Details
Food Chemistry 22191 20/04/2022 Maize Oil ZON / DON View Details
Food Chemistry 30122 27/04/2022 Coffee (Ground) Acrylamide View Details
Food Chemistry 18108 29/04/2022 Milk Powder Calcium,Copper View Details
Food Chemistry 09147 11/05/2022 Barley Flour Pesticides View Details
Food Chemistry 07438 13/05/2022 Tea (Dried) Aluminium,Arsenic (total),Cadmium,Lead,Nickel View Details
Food Chemistry 19337 16/05/2022 Fruit Juice (Orange Juice) Pesticides View Details
Food Chemistry 04443 26/05/2022 Cocoa Powder Aflatoxins View Details
Food Chemistry 18112 17/06/2022 Soy Sauce Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium View Details
Food Chemistry 07442 17/06/2022 Pulse (dried) Lead, Cadmium, Nickel View Details
Food Chemistry 02471 20/06/2022 Bovine Kidney quinolones and coccidiostats View Details
Food Chemistry 29100 20/06/2022 Minced 'Meat' alternative (Soya-based) Animal DNA View Details
Food Chemistry 17225 23/06/2022 Herbs (mixed, dried) Ochratoxin A View Details
Food Chemistry 04447 07/07/2022 Dog Food (Dry, Cereal-based) Multi-mycotoxins View Details
Food Chemistry 21132 11/07/2022 Vegetable Oil Vitamin A, Vitamin E View Details
Food Chemistry 22194 14/07/2022 Ispaghula Husk (Psyllium Husk) Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids... View Details
Food Chemistry 15162 21/07/2022 Fish Nitrate... View Details
Food Chemistry 07447 26/07/2022 Berries (Mixed) Arsenic (total)... View Details
Food Chemistry 27333 27/07/2022 Swab (Cotton) Gluten, Egg and Milk View Details
Food Chemistry 14254 29/07/2022 Milk Powder Fatty Acids View Details
Food Chemistry 3401 01/08/2022 Olive Oil Moisture & Volatile Matte... View Details
Food Chemistry 19343 01/08/2022 Green Coffee Glyphosate View Details
Food Chemistry 29102 12/08/2022 Garlic Powder Adulteration View Details
Food Chemistry 25218 18/08/2022 Instant Cappaccino Drink (powder) moisture, ash, total fat... View Details
Food Chemistry 20199 24/08/2022 Soy Sauce pH,Total Acidity... View Details
Food Chemistry 17228 25/08/2022 Soybeans (dried) Ochratoxin A View Details
Food Chemistry 14256 26/08/2022 Palm Oil Fatty Acid profile View Details
Food Chemistry 04451 26/08/2022 Barley Flour Aflatoxins... View Details
Food Chemistry 02481 05/09/2022 Pig Liver nitrofuran and carbadox metabolites View Details
Food Chemistry 03176 21/09/2022 Energy Drink Taurine, Caffeine, Total Sugars, Citric Acid View Details
Food Chemistry 25220 26/09/2022 Plant-based 'milk' alternative product nutritional components View Details
Food Chemistry 19349 03/10/2022 Sesame seeds Ethylene Oxide... View Details
Food Chemistry 25221 11/10/2022 Pizza (Cooked) moisture, ash, total fat... View Details
Food Chemistry 02485 11/10/2022 Turkey Muscle sulfonamides View Details
Food Chemistry 30129 17/10/2022 Baby Food (Cereal-Based) Furans View Details
Food Chemistry 19350 18/10/2022 Blueberry Purée Pesticides View Details
Food Chemistry 29104 10/11/2022 Herb (Salvia spp.) Adulteration View Details
Food Chemistry 19354 22/11/2022 Peanut Butter Pesticides, Bromide View Details
Food Chemistry 25224 22/11/2022 Dried fruit moisture, ash, nitrogen... View Details
Food Chemistry 14263 02/12/2022 Olive Oil Fatty Acid profile View Details
Food Chemistry 04462 07/12/2022 Durum wheat Multi-mycotoxins View Details
Food Chemistry 27344 08/12/2022 Bread Walnut View Details
Food Chemistry 07464 14/12/2022 Sugar Arsenic (total), Lead... View Details
Food Chemistry 25225 14/12/2022 Infant formula Amino Acids View Details
Food Chemistry 07466 12/01/2023 Coffee (Ground) Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total), Nickel, Copper, Zinc View Details
Food Chemistry 04464 19/01/2023 Coconut flour Aflatoxins... View Details
Food Chemistry 27347 26/01/2023 Swab (Cotton) Peanut, Sesame, Soya View Details
Food Chemistry 25227 31/01/2023 Peanut Butter moisture, ash, total fat... View Details
Food Chemistry 07470 03/02/2023 Fish Meal Arsenic (total), Cadmium... View Details
Food Chemistry 27349 06/02/2023 Sauce (Uncooked) Crustacea View Details
Food Chemistry 02498 06/02/2023 Rabbit muscle Phenicols and benzimidazoles View Details
Food Chemistry 17234 09/02/2023 Mixed Spice Ochratoxin A View Details
Food Chemistry 22201 13/02/2023 Tomato Juice Alternaria Toxins View Details
Food Chemistry 25229 17/02/2023 Milk Powder Another milk powder... View Details
Food Chemistry 20206 20/02/2023 Raisin (Water/Fruit Slurry) Sulphur Dioxide View Details
Food Chemistry 25231 06/03/2023 Vegan/Vegetarian Foodstuff (RTE meal) Moisture, Ash, Total Fat... View Details
Food Chemistry 14268 07/03/2023 Chocolate Fatty Acids View Details
Food Chemistry 02502 07/03/2023 Bovine Serum 17beta-Oestradiol... View Details
Food Chemistry 15169 13/03/2023 Carrot Purée Nitrate View Details
Food Chemistry 09155 22/03/2023 Lentils (Dried) Pesticides, Glyphosate View Details
Food Chemistry 0888 29/03/2023 Grape Juice Brix,pH,Total Acidity... View Details
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Featured Food Chemistry Tests

Fapas offers high-quality test materials that allow your laboratories to highlight an extensive range of analytes. Our Food Chemistry covers chemical analysis of real food samples for a wide range of target analytes including: oils and fats, nutritional components, additives, natural contaminants, pesticides, and veterinary medicine residues. We also offer proficiency test to detect allergens, mycotoxins, and packaging chemical migrants.

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