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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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.
|Product||Product Code||Start Date||Matrix||Test Targets|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||0687||14/1/2020||Fish||Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs)||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||02395||03/02/2020||Bovine Milk||Glucocorticoids||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||22168||26/02/2020||Cereal||Tropane alkaloids||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||21119||01/04/2020||Powdered Baby Food||Vitamins (new B vitamins added||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||07371||15/07/2020||Oat Flour||Metals||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||07374||13/08/2020||Mixed Herbs||Heavy Metals (Cd, Ni, Pb)||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||25187||20/08/2020||Infant Formula||Nutritional Components||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||04393||25/08/2020||Sesame Paste (Tahini)||Aflatoxins B & G &/or total & OTA||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||14224||06/10/2020||Biscuit (Cookie)||Fatty Acid Profile, Cholesterol||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||07381||09/10/2020||Mushroom Powder||Metals||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||25190||06/11/2020||Corn/Maize based Snack Food||Quality parameters||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||04401||24/11/2020||Peanut butter (water slurry)||Aflatoxins B & G &/or total||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||02417||07/12/2020||Bovine Urine||Natural hormones (nandrolone/ethinylestradiol)||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||07391||08/02/2021||Bivalve Molluscs (mussels)||Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total)||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||07392||24/02/2021||Soya Lecthicin (liquid)||Metals||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||27289||26/02/2021||Spice (cumin)||Allergens (sesame, gluten)||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||02426||08/03/2021||Bovine Serum||Natural hormones (testosterone, oestradiol)||View Details|
|Food / Bev Chemistry||19308||22/03/2021||Pear Purée||Dithiocarbamates||View Details|
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.