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.
This qualitative proficiency test will evaluate your testing ability for the detection of the pathogen Salmonella on a sponge swab to represent good hygiene screening.
Salmonella is well-known for causing sickness symptoms, as such it is essential to provide the effective testing measures required to protect the consumer from potentially unsafe foodstuffs. As such it is imperative any high levels of contamination across a range of foodstuffs and testing environment are effectively highlighted and quantified.
Fapas proficiency tests are ideal to highlight any areas of improvement you may have within your current routine analysis activities. This can be used to inform your wider quality assurance activities to provide key improvements to your customers from which to provide a high quality service as well as satisfy regulators of your high quality testing service.