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Food Microbiology Scheme - (QMS)

EPTIS factsheet 132268 | Last revision 2021-09-17 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts132268 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts132268

PT provider
PT provider LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s)
Remarks
Keywords
Product groups Food and drink
Laboratory / scientific equipment
Process control systems
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Paper exercise Colony count and calculation of number of microorganisms -
Skimmed milk powder Coliforms count -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci count -
Bacillus cereus count -
Clostridium perfringens count -
Osmophilic mould count -
Osmophilic yeast count -
Yeast count -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Coliforms presence/absence -
Enterococci (faecal streptococci) count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Escherichia coli count -
Pseudomonas species count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Clostridium species presence/absence -
Enterobacteriaceae presence/absence -
Escherichia coli O157 presence/absence -
Lactic acid bacteria count -
Listeria monocytogenes presence/absence -
Listeria monocytogenes count -
Listeria species presence/absence -
Listeria species count -
Mesophilic aerobic bacterial spores count -
Mesophilic anaerobic spores count -
Mould count -
Sulphite-reducing bacteria count -
Thermophilic aerobic spores count -
Thermotolerant coliforms count -
Total anaerobic mesophilic count -
Yeast and Mould count -
Cronobacter species presence/absence 25 g of sample (low level)
375 g of sample- NEW
Salmonella species count -
Yersinia enterocolitica presence/absence -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Tea Coliforms count -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci count -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Yeast and Mould count -
Freeze-dried vial Bifidobacterium species count -
Lactobacillus species count -
Campylobacter species presence/absence -
Campylobacter species. count -
Identification of unknown organism -
Identification of Salmonella Serology
Herb Salmonella species presence/absence -
Food, simulated on oatmeal matrix Coliforms count -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci count -
Bacillus cereus count -
Clostridium perfringens count -
Osmophilic mould count -
Osmophilic yeast count -
Yeast count -
Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Coliforms presence/absence -
Enterococci (faecal streptococci) count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Escherichia coli count -
Pseudomonas species count -
Salmonella species presence/absence -
Aerobic psychrotrophs count -
Clostridium species presence/absence -
Enterobacteriaceae presence/absence -
Escherichia coli O157 presence/absence -
Lactic acid bacteria count -
Listeria monocytogenes presence/absence -
Listeria monocytogenes count -
Listeria species presence/absence -
Listeria species count -
Mesophilic aerobic bacterial spores count -
Mesophilic anaerobic spores count -
Mould count -
Shigella species presence/absence -
Sulphite-reducing bacteria count -
Thermophilic aerobic spores count -
Thermotolerant coliforms count -
Total anaerobic mesophilic count -
Vibrio parahaemolyticus presence/absence -
Vibrio species presence/absence -
Yeast and Mould count -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Chicken faeces (CF) -NEW Salmonella species presence/absence -
Food matrix Escherichia Coli O157 (detection) -
Listeria species (Presence/Absence) -
Listeria Monocytogenes -
Salmonella spp. detection -
Listeria species identification -
Egg Salmonella spp. detection -
Salmonella Enteritidis / Salmonella Typhimurium Serology
Chicken Salmonella spp. detection -
Salmonella Enteritidis / Salmonella Typhimurium Serology
Mixed vegetables Salmonella spp. detection -
Hard cheese Salmonella spp. detection -
Detection of Listeria species; Listeria monocytogenes -
Herbs & spices Detection of Listeria species; Listeria monocytogenes -
Quantitative Package Total aerobic mesophilic count -
Coliforms (quantitative) -
Enterobacteraceae (Quantitative) -
E. Coli -
Bacillus cereus -
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci -
Yeast & Mould -
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci detection -
Sesame Salmonella spp. detection -
Fruit Enumeration of thermophilic acidophilic bacteria (Alicyclobacillus spp) -
Detection of guaiacol producing thermophilic acidophilic bacteria -
Spice Salmonella species presence/absence -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards Harmonised Protocol for Proficiency Testing ILAC Requirements for Providers of Proficiency Testing Schemes
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 (12 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation 1991
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green
BL9 0AP Bury, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597 https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597
Mrs Nicola Armstrong
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax:
Email: nicola.armstrong@lgcgroup.com nicola.armstrong@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