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Animal Feeds Scheme - (AFPS)

EPTIS factsheet 138105 | Last revision 2021-05-23 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138105 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138105

PT provider
PT provider LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s)
Remarks Our Animal Feeds Proficiency Scheme (AFPS) is specifically designed to meet the needs of laboratories performing chemical or microbiological analysis of animal feeds. Animal feed quality is highly regulated since many animals, or their products, will ultimately be converted into food for human consumption. Major food safety crises have occurred as the result of contamination of animal feed, causing risks to animal and human health. The resulting recalls cause significant financial damage, as large quantities of product have to be destroyed, and considerable reputational damage to the businesses involved. Participation in our LGC AFPS Proficiency Testing scheme can form part of a comprehensive quality system that seeks to promote high standards and avoid potential risks such as recalls.
Keywords
Product groups Agriculture
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Animal feed minerals and elements Arsenic -
Calcium -
Magnesium -
Potassium -
Sodium -
Cadmium -
Lead -
Copper -
Zinc -
Chloride -
Selenium -
Mercury -
Manganese -
Cobalt -
Iron -
Phosphorus -
Chromium -
Animal feed minerals and trace elements in Permix Arsenic -
Cadmium -
Calcium -
Chloride -
Chromium -
Cobalt -
Copper -
Iron -
Lead -
Magenesium -
Manganese -
Mercury -
Phosphorus -
Potassium -
Selenium -
Sodium -
Zinc -
Animal feed Mycotoxin Ochratoxin -
Aflatoxin B1 -
Aflatoxin B2 -
Aflatoxin G1 -
Aflatoxin G2 -
Total Aflatoxin -
Animal feed proximate analysis Starch -
pH -
Crude fibre -
Moisture -
Acid detergent fibre (ADF) -
Crude protein -
Crude ash -
Ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid -
Crude fat -
Sugars -
Pepsin protein digestibility (PPD) -
Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) -
Fish feed chemical analysis Energy -
pH -
Moisture -
Crude protein -
Crude ash -
Crude fat -
Crude fibre -
Silage Chemical analysis Starch -
Moisture -
Crude protein -
Crude ash -
Crude fat -
Crude fibre -
Simulated animal feed Salmonella species presence/absence -
Total Viable count -
Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae -
Coliforms -
Escherichia Coli -
Lactic acid bacteria -NEW 2021 -
Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens -
Clostridium species -
Sulphite-reducing Clostridia - NEW 2021 -
Total anaerobic count - NEW 2021 -
Detection of Listeria monocytogenes -
Listeria species -
Enumeration of coagulase positive staphylococci -NEW 2021 -
Bacillus cereus- NEW 2021 -
Yeast & Mould -
Animal proximate analysis in wet pet food Ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid -
Crude ash -
Crude fat -
Crude fibre -
Crude protein -
Moisture -
pH - NEW 2021 -
Starch -
Sugars -
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 2010
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