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Latest edition of FAPAS News now available (02/07/2013)

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PTs for Phenylbutazone (20/05/2013)

We are offering a PT for Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs, including Phenylbutazone, in horse (equine) kidney - search for test 02219 and an extra PT for Phenylbutazone (Bute) in horse (equine) muscle, start date is 16 July 2013 - search for test 02231

EURACHEM PT-Workshop 2014 (17/05/2013)

EURACHEM, in co-operation with CITAC and EQALM, is happy to announce their 8th Workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine, to be held in Berlin in October 2014. Information on the Workshop, including the 1st Circular, can be found on the the workshop's website

RESOLVED Problems logging in (15/05/2013)

We are aware of problems when participants try to log in. Please be patient while we fix these issues.

EU Project: Genetic Traits in Legumes (02/04/2013)

This exciting new project aims to improve the resistance of crops to combined biological and environmental stressors. The project brings together workers from 13 institutes across Europe who are jointly developing the latest technologies for plant breeding. The project initially focuses on improving genetic traits in legumes. Please visit the website to register your interest or e-mail www.abstress@fera.gsi.gov.uk.

Planned website maintenance (26/03/2013)

Due to scheduled maintenance both our public website and SecureWeb will not be available from 12:00 on Saturday 30/3/2013 until 8:00 on Monday 01/4/2013 UK time. The closing dates for 25105 and 04211 have been extended until midnight on 01/4/2013 UK time.

FAPAS Office Closure over Easter Holidays (21/03/2013)

The FAPAS office will be closed from Wednesday 27th March 2013, 5pm UK time, until Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 9am, UK time. There will be no PT or sales dispatch over this period.

PLANNED WEBSITE DOWN TIME RESOLVED (19/03/2013)

We expect our website to be off-line from about 09:00 to 09:30 UK time on Wednesday 20 March 2013.

This to allow us to upgrade delivery options available to customers during the PT ordering process.

We will update this warning again first thing (UK time) on Tuesday 19 March.

Planned website maintenance RESOLVED (11/03/2013)

Due to scheduled maintenance both our public website and SecureWeb will only be available intermittently from 06:00 on Saturday 09/3/2013 until 8:00 on Monday 11/3/2013 UK time.

The closing dates for 25104 and 2290 have been extended until midnight on 11/3/2013 UK time.

FAPAS QC Materials Sale (11/03/2013)

SALE NOW ENDED. FAPAS have extended our QC Materials sale. To see a full list of items on sale, search on the word "sale". The sale will end on Friday 8th March 2013

PROBLEMS ON WEBSITE RESOLVED (11/03/2013)

We are having unexpected problems with our website. Please be patient while we resolve these issues.

Horse Meat PT (18/01/2013)

We will be offering a PT for the detection of horse and pig meat in beef during March: search on 2956

Do you need a PT for meat speciation/adulteration including horse meat? (17/01/2013)

We are currently investigating setting up a PT to identify horse meat. If you are interested in this please let us know what sort of test you would require.

New fax number (11/01/2013)

Please note our new fax number is +44 (0)1904 500440. All our other contact details remain the same and the best way to contact us is by email info@fapas.com

FAPAS, FEPAS, GeMMA and LEAP tests for 2013/14 are now available (11/01/2013)

FAPAS, FEPAS, GeMMA and LEAP tests for 2013/14 are now available to order on line by logging into your account or by contacting your local agent. If you require more information or a full pdf order form please contact us otherwise browse our programmes under the appropriate scheme.

Season's Greetings from everyone at FAPAS (13/12/2012)

Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2013. View our Christmas card here
Our office will be closed for the festive period from Friday 21 December 2012. We re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2013. To ensure that your orders for QC materials do not get lost in transit over the holiday period FAPAS will not dispatch any orders from 19 December until 2nd January 2013. You can still place orders but we will hold them until we resume dispatches in the new year.

Web Problems Resolved (30/11/2012)

We apologise for the problems with the website yesterday and early today. These are now fixed. Results can still be submitted for tests 14118, 3037, MICRO62 and PARA34 until midnight GMT tonight

Introducing the Fera International Food Safety Training Laboratory (21/11/2012)

-a new laboratory-based training facility delivering training in best practice analytical methods for determining food contaminants, to meet the regulatory requirements for food being imported into the EU. IFSTL is now accepting registrations for the following courses: • Pesticide Residues in Food, 4-8 February 2013 • Veterinary drug residues in food, 25 February-8 March 2013 • Mycotoxins in food, 11-15 March 2013 For further information, please visit the IFSTL website

Roger Wood receives Wiley Award (10/10/2012)

We pass on our congratulations to Dr Roger Wood (OBE), long-standing member and former chair of the FAPAS Advisory Committee, who received the Harvey W. Wiley Award from AOAC International at this year’s annual meeting on 1 October 2012. This prestigious award recognises outstanding contribution to analytical methodology, over 4 decades in Dr Wood’s career.

SecureWeb not fully available RESOLVED (03/10/2012)

Thank you for your patience and we apologise once again for any inconvenience this downtime may have caused.

FAPAS are aware that some customers are unable to login to SecureWeb at the moment. We are working to restore full connectivity as quickly as possible.

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