Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii Detection in Infant Formula Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test



Infant Formula


Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii

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equivalent to 2 x 10 g


Detection Test

Within this qualitative proficiency test, your testing ability for the detection of the pathogen Cronobacter sakazakii in infant formula will be evaluated.

Cronobacter sakazakii can cause a large amount of potential damage when consumed. As such it is important to highlight any high levels of this pathogenic bacterium within foodstuffs. It is even more important within foods consumed by high risk groups such as infants. This is due to the larger potential impact this bacterium can have, such as causing illness.

Infant formula accounts for a large amount of the calorie intake of infants during their important development stages. It is important to highlight any low quality or potentially unsafe foodstuffs. This requires extensive effective testing measures to highlight even low levels of potential contaminants.

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas make sure of your testing ability across a range testing environments. Proficiency testing activities from Fapas make use of real food matrices from which to highlight areas of improvement within your routine analysis activities. From this direct comparisons can be made to achieve high quality testing for your customers to enjoy, from which to satisfy regulators.

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.