This proficiency test is qualitative and looks at your testing ability across the detection of the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes/Listeria spp. on a sponge swab to represent good hygiene screening.
Good hygiene screening is important due to its effects across all stages of the supply chain, from manufacturing to storage procedures. As such it is imperative to highlight areas of potential contamination from which to mitigate any risks to the consumer.
Proficiency testing activities can provide the benchmark you require to provide improvements on your routine analysis activities. Fapas proficiency tests form the foundation for your wider quality assurance activities from which to satisfy regulators of your testing ability across a range of testing environments.
Microbiological contamination of food can cause a range of sickness symptoms, the most extreme of which can result in hospitalisation, contamination can also cause food spoilage. Contamination can result from raw ingredients, poor sanitation or hygiene practices, or inappropriate storage conditions.
Our 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.