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.
Fapas 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 E. coli in beef.
Beef is consumed globally, across a range of different growing practises. This can result in a range of potential contamination events that must be highlighted through your effective testing arrangement, which must therefore be safeguarded through robust quality assurance activities.
Proficiency testing activities from Fapas are ideal to evaluate your testing methods and identify improvements within your current routine analysis arrangement. From this your wider quality assurance programmes can be informed.