We combine leading expertise, outstanding facilities and nearly 30 years of proficiency testing disciplines to meet the quality control challenges of today’s global food supply chains. Building on our unique ability to work across different matrices and analytes, we aim to deliver trusted robust results to improve performance, resilience and value.
We've focussed on our three key areas to ensure your testing ability continues to meet your customers' demands of high quality testing to ensure regulatory requirements are met.
Quality Control Materials
Being sure your current testing ability is fit for purpose is paramount to your laboratory success. At Fapas, we offer quality control materials for exactly this purpose.Our quality control materials use real food matrices to ensure any insights into your routine testing ability is immediately actionable, ensuring your testing ability is accurate and meets regulatory requirements.
Fapas QCs are a useful tool to mitigate bias within your testing arrangement, and should be used in partnership with ongoing proficiency testing activities.
Fapas proficiency tests form the benchmark for your quality control efforts.
Evaluating your testing methods using high quality test materials, against industry is important to ensure only high-quality testing practises are offered to your customers. Our materials challenge your methods are they would be within your routine analysis, this is due to the use of incurred residues where possible, providing timely comparisons with your current testing measures.
Your quality assurance efforts can be informed by ongoing Fapas proficiency testing measures, allowing you to maintain effective testing measures.
Reference materials from Fapas offer the tools you need to ensure your instrumentation is fit for purpose, and calibrated correctly, as well as providing a competent tool to validate new methods of analysis.
Fapas offer a significant range of different analyte matrix combinations to satisfy your requirements. All of our reference materials are accompanied by detailed datasheets with key tracability information.
What to look forward to in 2018
We’ve listened to your feedback and in order to ensure Fapas continues to meet your needs we’ve added a number of new proficiency tests to ensure you continue to meet regulatory demands and offer high quality testing across a range of analyte matrix combinations.
See below just some of the new proficiency tests Fapas offer for 2018
New Fapas Products
|Programme||Product Code||Analytes||Test Material||Start Date||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCAL19-CON23||Fish (cod)||Sauce (cooked)||19 Nov 2018||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCCM11-CCP49||Aluminium, arsenic (total), lead, cadmium, mercury (total), nickel||Wheat Flour||30 May 2018||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCCM12-SEA27||Cadmium, lead, mercury (total)||Seafood: Squid||10 Sep 2018||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCCM18-SUP2||Cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury (total)||Food Supplement||06 Dec 2018||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCMS1-SEA20||Quarternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATs)||Prawn||27 Nov 2018||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCPM2-VEG34||Named pesticides||Cauliflower||05 Feb 2019||Learn More|
|Food Chemistry||FCPM2-HON2||Separate pesticide list new PT-separate analyte list for honey||Honey||08 Jan 2019||Learn More|
|Food Microbiology||FMOD2-MRP47||Listeria monocytogenes/Listeria spp.||Dry Cured Meat||02 Jul 2018||Learn More|
|Food Microbiology||FMOE17-MRP14||Campylobacter spp.||Chicken||02 Jul 2018||Learn More|
|Food Microbiology||FMOD11-DRY18||Escherichia coli 0157||Soft Cheese||03 Sep 2018||Learn More|
|Food Microbiology||FMOD2-PRO40||Listeria monocytogenes/Listeria spp.||Ready to eat Meal (RTE)||29 Oct 2018||Learn More|
|Water & Environmental||FWHC1-DRW1||Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) New Group 18 Hexavalent Chromium to be distributed four times per year||Drinking Water||28 Apr 2018||Learn More|
|Water & Environmental||FWPT1-EWW1||New Group 16 Phthalates to be distributed twice per year||Water||19 Jun 2018||Learn More|