Disinfection Byproducts in Prawns Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test





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

Approx. Size

50 g

Pesticide residues are regulated in many countries and for many commodities, with maximum residue limits set within EU and other legislation. Pesticide residues can translocate across the food chain and into animal products. This proficiency test is for laboratories analysing a range of BAC (Benzalkonium Chloride) compounds within prawns.

Chlorates are used extensively within fish processing as a cleaning agent. When used effectively residues of these chemicals are below safe levels, set by legislators to safeguard foodstuff quality and consumer safety. Fapas proficiency testing activities are able to evaluate your testing methods, highlight areas of improvement, and provide next steps to maintain your testing ability.

Prawns and seafood as a whole are a protein staple of a large proportion of human diets around the world, with a sustained growth in global consumption. This high demand shown can put pressure on producers, and in turn, increase the risk of contamination across a range of analytes.

Fish for human consumption are tightly legislated and closely monitored for compliance across a range of pesticide residues, including chlorates. As a result, your effective testing measures are required to meet regulatory needs and protect consumers from potentially unsafe levels of a range of pesticide residues.

Fapas proficiency test materials make use of real food matrices wherever possible. This ensures that insights found through proficiency testing activities are immediately comparable to your current routine testing setup. From this, immediate improvements can be made to ensure your testing ability meets customer, and regulator demands.