Contaminated pet food is a risk not only to the health of our pet animals, but also to those that share their homes with them and people that come into contact with them. Therefore, it is just as important to monitor the quality of pet food as it is to monitor the quality of our own foods, in order to prevent community outbreaks in both the animal and human populations.
This proficiency test is suitable for routine laboratory performance check as well as verification of standardised method or validation of a new laboratory method.
The proficiency test contains two test materials and the participants must provide results for each material (either detected or not detected in 25g) in order to obtain successful assessment. Identification of the target organism beyond Salmonella species is not required, and participants may use any method for detection or confirmation they want to use.
This material is created with real matrix which will contain background flora as well as the target organisms in order to provide a realistic testing challenge.
Unlike some providers, this material is created with real matrix which will contain background flora as well as the target organisms in order to provide a challenge that is as close as possible to a real testing situation.