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PT scheme for food microbiology

[SLP for næringsmiddelmikrobiologi]

EPTIS factsheet 133984 | Last revision 2023-11-02 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts133984 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts133984

PT provider
PT provider Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Norway AS (Moss) Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Norway AS (Moss)
Based in Norway
Language(s) English/Norwegian
Remarks Eurofins is proud to be one of very few providers of proficiency testing material to offer natural food samples. We consider our product to be unique in the sense that the test material is natural food items inoculated using pure cultures in addition to also containing their natural flora. These samples are designed to challenge you as a laboratory and will be the best tool to assess the quality of the analysis you perform on a daily basis for your customers. The proficiency test samples will contain a broad selection of micro-organisms in all trials that will cover many of your needs. The samples consists of three types; non-pathogenic samples, pathogenic samples and extended pathogenic samples (Vibrio/Campylobacter).
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Natural food items (freeze dried discs for extended program) Aerobic colony count Pour plate method
Lactic acid bacteria Spread plate method
Pour plate method
Contaminating microorganisms Spread plate method
Enterobacteriaceae Pour plate method
Coliform bacteria Pour plate method
Thermotolerant coliform bacteria Pour plate method
Escherichia coli Pour plate method
Moulds Spread plate method
Yeasts Spread plate method
Presumptive Bacillus cereus Spread plate method
Enterococcus Spread plate method
Coagulase positive Staphylococcus Spread plate method
Clostridium perfringens Pour plate method
Anaerobic sulfite reducing bacteria Pour plate method
Listeria monocytogenes, quantitative Spread plate method
Listeria monocytogenes, qualitative Enrichment and plating
Rapid methods
Listeria spp. Enrichment and plating
Salmonella spp. Enrichment and plating
Rapid methods
Escherichia coli O157: H7 (stx negative) Enrichment and plating
Rapid methods
Campylobacter spp. Enrichment and plating
Rapid methods
Campylobacter spp., quantitative Spread plate method
Enteropathogenic Vibrio spp. Enrichment and plating
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants All laboratories conducting microbiological analysis of food
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by Norwegian Accreditation on the basis of ISO 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Minimum 7 293 NOK
Regularly operated Yes (4 times per year)
Year of first operation 1993
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Norway AS (Moss)
Møllebakken 40
1538 MOSS

Phone: +47-94 50 41 82
Web: http://www.eurofins.no/pt http://www.eurofins.no/pt
Ms. Therese Lundberg
Phone: +47-94 50 41 82
Email: pt001@ftn.eurofins.com pt001@ftn.eurofins.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Norway, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5