Identification of Unknown Meat Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size



10 g


Buffalo, Chicken, Cattle, Fallow Deer, Donkey, Duck, Horse, Goat, Kangaroo, Ostrich, Pig, Rabbit, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Sheep, Turkey


“The test material will be one of the meats from the list provided, for identification. The test material will be freeze-dried and will require reconstitution’

Test Description

Deliberate food adulteration for economic gain is increasing, with high profile issues making national or international news. There is now a greater emphasis on authenticity testing with a number of international projects addressing the analytical problems. The Fapas authenticity and adulteration proficiency tests allow laboratories to assess their detection capability for undeclared high level substitutions

Meat is generally more expensive than other foodstuffs, and as such can be a target for unscrupulous producers looking for financial gain. There is a sizeable reliance on effective testing from food laboratories, to satisfy regulators and maintain high quality products for manufacturers. Food laboratories can have a direct impact on brand damage where food adulteration was missed through ineffective testing capabilities. This can have both reputation and financial implications for both food laboratories and product manufacturers. To negate this risk, quality control measures should be used to improve any sub-standard testing abilities.

Fapas proficiency tests offer a comparable snapshot of your current testing capabilities, from which to evaluate your testing ability against other testing laboratories in your industries.

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