Listeria Monocytogenes Enumeration in Smoked Fish Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test



Smoked Fish


Listeria monocytogenes

Approx. Size

equivalent to 10 g


Enumeration Test

This quantitative proficiency test evaluates your testing ability for the enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes in smoked fish.

Listeria can cause illness for those who consume contaminated foodstuffs in large enough quantities. 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 as they would be within their routine testing activities. This can ensure clear and concise improvements can be found from which to safeguard your testing ability over a longer timescale.

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.