Vitamin Infant Formula Proficiency Test

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Proficiency Test



Infant Formula


Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1

Approx. Size

100 g


Milk based. Participants will be able to report Vitamins A and D3 both on a dry weight (as received) basis AND after reconstitution. This additional reporting is a trial and successful performance assessments will depend on the quality of data received f

Vitamins, in the correct amounts, are vital for human health. Each vitamin has a different function in the human body. Manufacturers need to be confident in the vitamin declaration they make on their products to meet legislation and for consumer confidence. The analysis of different vitamins in foods requires different methods for an accurate determination.

Participants will be asked to report vitamin A as retinol (the sum of cis and trans isomers), vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol (molecular weight 384.64), vitamin C as the sum of L(+)ascorbic acid and dehydro L(+)ascorbic acid, vitamin E as the sum of D-alpha-tocopherol and L-alpha-tocopherol.

Infant formula usually is responsible for a large amount of the nutritional requirements needed by infants within this crucial development phase of their lives. The ability to assess the vitamin intake claimed within infant food is therefore extremely important.

This requires your effective testing ability to be safeguarded across a range of vitamins and other nutrients. To achieve this proficiency testing activities from Fapas should be utilised as part of a wider quality assurance programme, from which to highlight areas of improvement and promote high quality, accurate testing.

Fapas proficiency tests make use of real food matrices from which to highlight areas of improvement. This is achieved quickly and efficiently due to the directly comparable nature between your proficiency test and routine analysis results.