Trace Elements in Canned Crab Meat Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size
FCCM46-SEA6

07563

Canned Crab Meat

150g

Analytes

Arsenic (total), Arsenic (inorganic), Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total)

Comments

all natural levels

Test Description

This proficiency test will allow you to evaluate your testing ability for a range of trace elements within canned crab meat. From this valuable areas of improvement can be found, as well as demonstrating your testing standards to regulators, and customers if required.

Contaminants are often found in food, either as a natural contaminant or a contaminant from production. Trace elements in foodstuffs are not always toxic, but should be strictly controlled. Many metals in trace quantities can prove beneficial when consumed; as such it is important to quantify accurately the levels of these analytes within grapefruit puree to allow customers to make well informed and correct purchasing decisions.

Canned foods may also be at higher risk of contamination due to non-intentionally added substances being present within the crab meat, due to packaging migration. To allay this risk, accurate testing abilities are required to protect the consumer from potentially harmful foodstuffs.

Proficiency Testing measures from Fapas challenge your laboratories to ensure only high quality testing practises are used. This is achieved through the use of real food matrices, from which to provide direct comparisons with your routine analysis activities. This ensures any areas for improvement are clear and able to action in an efficient manner. Through the use of Fapas proficiency tests your overall testing ability can be benchmarked, from which to inform your wider quality control activities.

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