Almond in Cake Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size



2 x 20g




Qualitative and/or Quantitative test. Two test materials will be provided. Results will be grouped and assessed according to the brand of ELISA kit used. Thus limited data may preclude assessment of small categories. Please note that as a new test this is not currently within scope of accreditation to ISO 17043.

Test Description

The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation No.1169/2011 lists 14 food allergens that must always be labelled in pre-packed and non-prepacked foods. Almond is one of the allergens in this list and is found in many products.

Almond may be a significant flavour component of cakes and in a factory environment producing multiple recipes the importance to prevent cross contamination between those with and without potential allergens is increasing as the incidence of allergies in the general population continues to rise. It is important that consumers with food allergies or intolerances are able to make informed choices when choosing products.

Fapas proficiency tests can offer a snapshot into your testing ability, showing the areas of improvement or potential areas of bias within your results. This allows your quality control procedures to be well informed when making any test based decisions. By using real food matrices, Fapas proficiency test results can be directly comparable to your real world routine test results. This allows you to make timely decisions to improve your testing ability and pass high quality test results directly to your customers.

By taking part in this test you are ensuring an independent verification of your testing procedures to comply with regulation.  Results will be grouped and assessed according to the brand of ELISA kit used, and so it may not be possible to assess results using kits with limited data.

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