Clostridium in Infant Formula Proficiency Test

Start date

Product Code
FMOE6-INF10

Proficiency Test

M268e06

Matrix

Infant Formula

Analytes

Clostridium spp., Sulphite Reducing Clostridia (SRC), Clostridium perfringens

Approx. Size

equivalent to 10 g

Comments

Enumeration Test

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.

Clostridium perfringens has been found to cause a large amount of food poisoning when consumed, although they can be consumed without any harm caused. Although this is the case it important to highlight any high levels of contamination within a range of foodstuffs offered to consumers.

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.  As such extensive testing abilities are required to highlight any unsafe foodstuffs.

Infant formula is consumed by infants within a critical development phase of their lives. This therefore requires extensive guarantees of the high quality, non-contaminated nature of their foodstuffs. Proficiency testing should be utilised to ensure the highly accurate testing ability required is safeguarded throughout the year.

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas can safeguard your testing practice, from which to highlight any areas of improvement which you may have within your current routine testing arrangement. It is therefore vital to complete Fapas proficiency tests to ensure regulators are satisfied of your quality assurance efforts, as well as ensuring your customers receive accurate, repeatable test results.

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