Microbiological contamination of food can cause a range of sickness symptoms, the most extreme of which can result in hospitalisation, contamination can also cause food spoilage. Contamination can result from raw ingredients, poor sanitation or hygiene practices, or inappropriate storage conditions. Our Food Microbiology PT samples combine the test organisms into real food matrices or swabs, together with background flora to fully represent real-world samples.
This quantitative proficiency test evaluates your testing ability for an Aerobic Plate Count and the enumeration of Bacillus cereus in milk powder.
Milk powder is used within a plethora of foodstuffs, from processed foods to individual products sold to the consumer. As such there may be an increased strain on global supply chains to satisfy consumer demand. This can lead to a number of challenges including storage issues that may not be overcome by suppliers and require your effective testing measures to highlight.
Bacillus cereus is a bacterium found within large amounts of food products and usually forms through poor storage practises associated with complex, usually global, supply chains. Effective proficiency tests are required to highlight these potentially harmful levels of contamination, when offered to consumers.
Proficiency testing measures are integral to highlight areas of improvement within your current testing arrangement. Proficiency tests from Fapas can challenge your testing ability from which to safeguard your testing ability over the mid to long term, satisfying your customers and regulators of your effective testing practises.