This proficiency test is for those laboratories analysing for nutritional elements with respect to regulated levels or compliance with labelling regulations. Nutritionally important elements might be present naturally or fortified in food products where this is beneficial to dietary requirements.
Essential nutritional elements calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and sodium are included within this proficiency test. The large number of analytes being addressed within this proficiency test allows the flexibility of your testing arrangement to be evaluated to highlight any areas of improvement.
Infant formula forms an integral part of the nutritional intake of infants within this crucial development phase. It is vital to ensure nutritional claims are founded and to quantify the true nutritional values of infant foodstuffs.
To achieve this accurately over a long term testing scenario well-designed quality assurance activities should be undertaken. Fapas proficiency tests can form the basis of your quality assurance efforts, highlighting areas of improvement across your testing capabilities, highlighting any unknown bias within your results and providing a detailed assessment of your test credibility.