Salmonella spp. Detection in Infant Formula

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Proficiency Test



Infant Formula


Salmonella spp.

Approx. Size

equivalent to 2 x 25 g


Detection Test

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.

Salmonella is a well-known bacteria known for achieving sickness symptoms when consumed in large enough quantities.  It is therefore imperative to highlight any potentially high levels of salmonella within infant formulas.

Infant formula is consumed by infants within a critical development phase of their lives. This therefore requires extensive guarantees of the high quality, non-contaminated nature of their foodstuffs. Proficiency testing should be utilised to ensure the highly accurate testing ability required is safeguarded throughout the year.

Fapas proficiency tests make use of real food samples from which highlight any improvements that may need to be made within your testing arrangement. This is all in an effort to maintain the highly accurate testing standards your customers enjoy, and regulators require. Our proficiency tests can form the benchmark of your extensive quality assurance programme, from which to make integral improvements to future-proof your current testing ability.