Heavy Metals in Pet Dog Food (Dried) Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Pet Dog Food (Dry)

50 g


Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Mercury (total), Nickel, Selenium


all natural/low levels

Test Description

The presence of metals in food is of particular concern due to their toxicity. These naturally occurring chemicals can occur as residues in food by a range of mechanisms such as their natural presence in the environment or contamination during food processing and storage. Their accumulation in the body can lead to harmful effects over time and their presence in foodstuffs is strictly regulated.

The same is true for pet animals, and so it is equally important that levels of toxic metals in pet foods are also monitored to ensure safe levels are not exceeded.

Within this proficiency test a range of commonly monitored metals are included. This challenges your laboratory to highlight any unsafe levels of these contaminants within pet food within one screening test. This is directly comparable to your routine analysis arrangement and as such results can be used to quickly inform any quality control decisions that may need to be made.

Fapas proficiency tests highlight potential deficiencies within your testing process, such as any analytical bias, through ineffective instrumentation calibration for example. By using real pet food matrices your proficiency test results are comparable to your routine analysis and as such can provide direct improvements from which to safeguard your high-quality testing practices.

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