FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

FAPAS launched its food microbiology proficiency tests in 1997 as a proficiency testing scheme to assess the performance of laboratories that test foods for microbial contamination. FAPAS is an international proficiency test provider; the scheme has more than 500 participants in over 100 countries. Participants can monitor performance on a global scale.

FAPAS proficiency test samples are actual food samples containing target organisms for use in detection or enumeration. FAPAS test materials are designed to simulate real laboratory samples with varying levels of target organisms and background flora, to provide challenging, high quality and innovative proficiency tests. Food matrices include beef, chicken, fish, soft cheese, milk powder, salad and rice. In addition we have environmental swabs for use in sampling surfaces. Target organisms include pathogens, indicator micro-organisms and spoilage organisms. There is a flexible program of 10 distributions a year to meet the needs your laboratories quality systems. Samples are sent by courier worldwide in a controlled environment with detailed instructions.

BioFront Technologies is an authorized agent for all FAPAS proficiency test, quality control, and reference materials. Products can be found by navigating the various categories on the website, or the food microbiology proficiency test product brochure located below can be downloaded and a specific product number identified within. By inputting the product # into our sites search box, users will find an easy and convenient way of identifying their product of interest.

Cancellation policy; Tests cancelled with less than one month's notice will be charged at full rate. Tests cancelled with more than one month's notice will be charged at 50% of the test fee or can be exchanged for a different test.

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