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
Within this qualitative proficiency test, your testing ability for the detection of the pathogen Campylobacter in chicken will be assessed. This proficiency test includes a free trial for Campylobacter in chicken enumeration (quantitative)).
Campylobacter spp. is well known to cause sickness symptoms when consumed, as such it is important to ensure your testing ability can highlight and quantify levels of this potentially harmful contaminant within a range of foodstuffs accurately. Proficiency testing activities from Fapas can allow you to assess your current testing ability.
Chicken is consumed globally in large quantities. As such vast global supply chains are employed to satisfy this demand. It is important to maintain a highly accurate testing ability from which to maintain effective consumer safety.
Proficiency tests from Fapas can be used to challenge your laboratories as they would within real world routine analysis activities. Our Food Microbiology proficiency test samples combine the test organisms into real food matrices or swabs, together with background flora to fully represent real-world samples.