Listeria monocytogenes Detection in Smoked Fish Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test



Smoked Fish


Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp.

Approx. Size

equivalent to 2 x 25 g


Detection Test

This qualitative proficiency test evaluates your testing ability for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp. in smoked fish.

Listeriosis is an infection that usually develops after eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. As such it is important to highlight any Listeria strains within foodstuffs accurately, as well as quantifying their levels within foodstuffs. Proficiency testing from Fapas should be used to challenge your laboratory to ensure only high-quality test results are offered to regulators and your customers.

Smoked fish continues to be enjoyed in significant numbers all over the world. This foodstuff, due to its characteristics, may be subject to large amounts of natural contaminants. This adds flavour and gives distinct unique selling points from which to ensure significant financial reward or producers. Yet also creates a relative risk of illness from bacterial contamination. This can lead to illness for the consumer. Hence the large need for extensive and accurate testing measures.

Proficiency testing activities from Fapas can challenge your laboratories from which to ensure high-quality testing practices are used. This can ensure only high-quality products are supplied to consumers, with contaminated products highlighted and dealt with accordingly. Fapas food microbiology proficiency test samples combine the test organisms into real food matrices or swabs, together with background flora to fully represent real-world samples. This allows your proficiency tests to accurately inform your wider quality assurance activities, from which to provide long-term, high-quality testing measures.