Nutritional components test. As nutritional legislation increases, the proficiency of laboratories to provide accurate results to food manufacturers for labelling is critical, to help consumers make informed choices about the food they eat. Fapas offers the widest range of analyte/matrix proficiency test combinations for the food sector. The matrix used varies year on year, to provide different levels of real world samples.Proximates including moisture, ash, total fat and nitrogen will be addressed within this proficiency test. Sodium and chloride are reported separately, not as salt.Commercial infant food makes up a large proportion of infants' diets within an extremely important period of development. Usual characteristics of infant foods include the longer shelf life as oppose to fresh ingredientsProficiency testing practises are therefore invaluable to maintain the testing ability required to highlight any false claims being made by manufacturers, as well as promoting high quality produce for consumers to enjoy. Fapas proficiency tests make use of real food matrices from which to ensure direct comparisons with your current routine analysis activities. This can allow you to make effective testing improvements across your testing arrangement, from which to ensure high quality test results are offered to regulators, and your customers.