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Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology

Producing over 250,000 test materials distributed across over 120 countries we are very well placed to provide high quality external assessments

Fapas® Food Microbiology Scheme follows international guidelines for proficiency testing and is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17043.

Food Microbiology Tests

Materials and Products Tested

  • Meats and Fish
  • Milk and Milk Powder
  • Rice and Flours
  • Salad
  • Pepper
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Soft Cheese

Quality Control

Fapas quality control test materials are real food matrices with one or more properties that have been sufficiently well established from the results of laboratories participating in a proficiency test.

Using the correct specimens in sufficient quantity for measurements over a period of time, ensures good working practice, giving a similar response to the test pieces (and others with zero or very low response, blank determinations).

Bespoke Testing

If you feel we don't offer the test you need, please contact us to discuss bespoke tests for your individual needs.

Bespoke schemes allow customers a variety of ways of commissioning proficiency tests to their own specification, and many companies choose to include their laboratories in one of our ready scheduled tests. We have also organised closed schemes for a variety of laboratories commissioned by both government organisations and private industry.

To speak with us about our services, please contact the Fapas customer service team on +44 (0)1904 462100 or e-mail us at