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 proficiency test 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 the enumeration of coliforms 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.
Coliforms are a commonly used indicator of the sanitary quality of foodstuffs. As such it is important to maintain an accurate testing ability from which to highlight any potentially low quality or contaminated foodstuffs. The far reaching consequences that can be found as part of this testing adds extra pressure to your quality assurance techniques.
Proficiency tests from Fapas can challenge your testing laboratories, to give a direct comparison to your routine analysis activities. From this, direct and concise comparisons can be made, to ensure only high quality testing activities are passed to your customers. This is in addition to satisfying regulators.