This qualitative proficiency test, your testing ability for the detection of the pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus in fish will be evaluated.
This pathogen, Vibrio parahaemolyticus can cause a range of sickness symptoms, the most extreme of which can result in hospitalisation, contamination can also cause food spoilage. As such it is imperative to highlight any high, or potentially unsafe, levels of this pathogen within a range of foodstuffs, including fish. Through your effective testing measures this effective testing measures can occur, from which to protect the consumer.
This contamination can result from raw ingredients, poor sanitation or hygiene practices, or inappropriate storage conditions.
Fish plays a large role within global calorie intake. This can put a great deal of stress on n already strained global supply chain, leading to poor supply chain practises which can, in turn, lead to large consumer risks.
As part of Fapas proficiency tests 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 allows direct comparisons to be made between your proficiency testing results and your current routine testing arrangement. Through this, timely improvements can be highlighted, from which to ensure high quality testing is offered to your customers which satisfies regulatory controls.