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Soft drinks / Fruit Juice - (QBS)

EPTIS factsheet 127039 | Last revision 2017-10-19 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts127039 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts127039

PT provider
PT provider LGC Standards Proficiency Testing LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s)
Remarks The beverage proficiency testing schemes available from LGC Standards cover routine and advanced analyses performed by many laboratories in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic sectors. Ensuring the highest quality and consistency for global brands ultimately depends upon the quality of the laboratory results as the basis for key decisions about product quality and safety. Our comprehensive range of schemes for the beverage industry covers all aspects of production, from raw materials to finished products. Participating in our global proficiency testing schemes provides a truly independent assessment of measurement quality, giving you confidence in the analysis, the decisions based on that analysis and ultimately the quality of product.
Keywords
Product groups Food and drink
Hazardous substances
Metals
Minerals
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Fruit juice Elements -
Calcium (Ca) -
Magnesium (Mg) -
Potassium (K) -
Sodium (Na) -
Cadmium (Cd) -
Lead (Pb) -
Antimony (Sb) -
Arsenic (As)-NEW -
Quality attributes -
Glucose -
Fructose -
Iron (Fe) -
Phosphorus (P) -
Brix -
pH -
Acidity (as citric acid monohydrate) -
Microbiological tests Lyophilised test materials for microbiological analysis
Yeast count -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Lactic acid bacteria count -
Mould count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Listeria monocytogenes presence/absence -
E.coli 0157 presence/absence -
Apple juice Patulin -
Liquid samples Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) -
Soft drink Elements -
Calcium (Ca) -
Magnesium (Mg) -
Potassium (K) -
Sodium (Na) -
Cadmium (Cd) -
Lead (Pb) -
Arsenic (As)-NEW -
Antimony (Sb) -
Vitamins and Minerals -
Iron (Fe) -
Phosphorus (P) -
Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) -
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) -
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) -
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) -
Ascorbric acid (vitamin C) -
DL-α-Tocopherol (vitamin E) -
Microbiological testing -
Yeast count -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Lactic acid bacteria count -
Mould count -
Stevia -
Total steviol glycosides (as steviol equivalents) -
Rebaudioside A (as steviol equivalents) -
Liquid test material Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) at high range -
Microbiology Filtration Test (final volume 1L) Yeast count -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Lactic acid bacteria count -
Mould count -
Thermophilic acidophilic bacteria count -
Guaiacol producing thermophilic acidophilic bacteria presence/absence -
Carbonated water Carbon dioxide -
Conductivity at 20°C -
pH -
Dry residue at 180°C -
Calcium (Ca) -
Magnesium (Mg) -
Potassium (K) -
Sodium (Na) -
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) -
Chloride -
Sulfate -
Carbonated drink (Degassed) Caffeine -
Saccharin (as amide) -
Sorbic acid (as free acid) -
Benzoic acid -
Acesulfame K -
Aspartame -
Sucralose -
Sulfur dioxide (Free and Total) -
Cyclamic acid (as free acid) -
Dilutable/Ready to drink Glucose -
Fructose -
Sucrose -
Caffeine -
Brix -
pH -
Acidity (as citric acid monohydrate) -
Saccharin (as free imide) -
Sorbic acid (as free acid) -
Benzoic acid -
Acesulfame K -
Aspartame -
Sulfur dioxide (Free and Total) -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043 Please see current application form and scheme description for accredited and non-accredited status of test materials and analytes.

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Depending on samples taken
Regularly operated Yes (4 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green,
BL9 0AP Bury Lancashire
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: http://www.lgcstandards.com http://www.lgcstandards.com
Mr Savvas Xystouris
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Email: savvas.xystouris@lgcgroup.com savvas.xystouris@lgcgroup.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21