Biocides in Chicken Muscle Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Chicken Muscle

50 g


BAC 10 (Benzyldimethyldecylammonium Chloride), BAC 12 (Benzyldimethyldodecylammonium Chloride), BAC 14 (Benzyldimethyltetradecylammonium Chloride), BAC 16 (Benzyldimethylhexadecylammonium Chloride), DDAC (Didecyldimethylammonium Chloride), Chlorate, Perchlorate


All analytes will be present.

Test Description

Chicken is a highly consumed product and is used within many different foodstuffs. As such there is a large amount of demand, which may lead to the improper use of some veterinary medicines to satisfy this. The result reporting requirements are also in keeping with quality control guidelines laid out in EC/657/2002.

Animal products for human consumption are tightly legislated and closely monitored for compliance. Veterinary medicines used in animals are likely to have a pharmacological effect in humans. Hence, for many veterinary medicines, there are extremely low maximum residue limits or even no MRL (i.e. any detection is non-compliant). The Fapas proficiency test materials are produced in keeping with EU MRLs or minimum required performance limit (MRPL) where MRLs are not set. The result reporting requirements are also in keeping with quality control guidelines laid out in EC/657/2002. Fapas veterinary medicine proficiency test materials include incurred residues as well as fortified animal products. The proficiency tests are grouped in analytical chemical class/matrix combinations and combine identification and quantification. The proficiency tests are suitable for all methods, including screening methods (for the detection of total amount of that chemical class).

Whilst biocides are used in agriculture alike pesticides, they are also used in: horticulture, masonry, weed and pest control, forestry and healthcare. Biocides can also be harmful to human health if they are not stored or used correctly, therefore it is important to test against these analytes to ensure that the supply chain and the consumer is protected.

Fapas proficiency testing activities can ensure your testing practises meet industry standards by highlighting areas of improvement within your current routine analysis activities. Through the use of challenging, real food matrices within test materials; areas of improvement can be highlighted quickly and concisely, to provide effective steps to ensure only high quality test results are offered to consumers.

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