Dioxins, PCBs (semi blind) in Infant Formula Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test



Infant Formula


Dioxins & PCBs
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Approx. Size

70 g


Any number of analytes from the list may be present for identification and quantification.

Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, dibenzofurans and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of polyhalogenated organic compounds that are significant environmental pollutants. They have received much worldwide concern due to their presence and toxicity. It is therefore important to highlight areas of improvement within your current testing arrangement to ensure potentially high levels of these compounds are highlighted and quantified.

The large amount of nutritional importance focussed on infant formula puts a great deal of emphasis on the accurate testing ability of your laboratory to detect and quantify any contaminants within foodstuffs. This risk of contamination is increased owing to the number of ingredients within infant formula, to achieve the correct nutritional values claimed.

Fapas proficiency testing should be used to underpin your ongoing quality assurance methods. Through the use of real food matrices, direct comparisons to your routine analysis methods can be made.