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Food Pathogen and Non-Pathogen

EPTIS factsheet 138695 | Last revision 2022-11-09 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138695 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138695

PT provider
PT provider IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd
Based in Australia
Language(s) English
Remarks Pathogen (all tests available on all samples; test as received) 3 × 130 g (A/B/C) Count (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp Non-Pathogen (all tests available on all samples; test as received) 3 × 25 g (A/B/C) Count (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeast See the IFM Perpetual Schedule for more information: https://proficiency.ifmqs.com.au/dropbox/information/PT_Microbiology_Perpetual_Schedule.xlsx
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Foods (natural) - Pathogen rounds Pathogen all methods
Clostridium perfringens count all methods
Clostridium spp. count all methods
Coagulse positive Staphylococcus count all methods
E.coli 0157 detection all methods
Enterococcus spp count all methods
Listeria spp. detection all methods
Listeria Monocytogenes detection all methods
Listeria Monocytogenes count all methods
Salmonella spp. detection all methods
Foods (natural) - Non-Pathogen rounds Non-Pathogen all methods
Bacillus cereus Count all methods
Coliform count all methods
E. Coli count all methods
Enterobacteriaceae Count all methods
Lactic acid bacteria count all methods
Mould count all methods
Plate count all methods
Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform count all methods
Total anaerobic count all methods
Yeast count all methods
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants All food testing labs who want real, ready-to-test food samples
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants 50 to 100+
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by A2LA on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee AUD$380 per Non-pathogen round (plus shipping) ; AUD$370 per Pathogen round (plus shipping)
Regularly operated Yes (4 pathogen + 4 non-pathogen rounds per year)
Year of first operation 1997
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd
P.O.Box 877, Unit 4/58 Stennett Road
2565 Ingleburn NSW

Phone: +61 2 9618 3311
Fax: n/a
Web: http://www.ifmqs.com.au http://www.ifmqs.com.au
IFM Team
Phone: +61 2 9618 3311
Email: Support@ifmqs.com.au Support@ifmqs.com.au
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Australia, Ms Luminita Antin. Ms Luminita Antin.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5