Identification of Tuna Fish Species Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size





Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus), Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares), White Tuna (Thunnus alalunga), Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus), Little Tuna (Euthynnus spp.)


One wild sea fish sample to be identified from a list of possible species.

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.

Once filleted and traded globally, it can be difficult to establish the species of fish, and so the potential for fraud by substitution is not uncommon. This proficiency test will challenge the ability to identify an unknown fish material and help confirm the competency of analysis in this area.

Proficiency testing can form the basis of this effective proof of testing quality, but also as a foundation from which to build on any improvements that may be highlighted.

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