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.
Within this qualitative proficiency test your testing ability for the detection of the pathogen Salmonella in milk powder is evaluated. From the insights offered through Fapas proficiency testing activities the foundation of your wider quality assurance programme can be formed. This can allow you to complete areas of improvement across your current routine analysis arrangement from which to achieve high quality test results.
Milk powder is globally consumed in vast quantities. This puts a large amount of pressure on the global supply chain to achieve this significant year round demand. It is therefore integral to highlight areas contaminated or poor quality produce.