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Meat Industry (Carcass Hygiene)

EPTIS factsheet 138719 | Last revision 2024-02-08 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138719 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138719

PT provider
PT provider IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd
Based in Australia
Language(s) English
Remarks This program is designed to simulate carcass swabbing for labs testing meat products. All analyses are available on all samples and are dispatched as 2 sets of 6 samples (one round per month). 1 vial is tested each month and reconstituted to obtain 100 mL giving a maximum of 10 samples per vial. IFM PTP code: 24MIS-01 collects test months January to June 24MIS-02 collects test months July to December Available tests: Count (cfu/g and cfu/cm2): Plate Count, E. coli, Coliforms Detection (/25g): Salmonella spp, E. coli O157 See the IFM Perpetual Schedule for more information: https://proficiency.ifmqs.com.au/dropbox/information/PT_Microbiology_Perpetual_Schedule.xlsx Laboratories may request multiple result submissions at no additional cost. This will ensure that all analysts and methods can be compared, giving a laboratory-wide picture of proficiency.
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Meat (synthesized) Salmonella detection all methods
Coliforms count all methods
E.coli count all methods
Plate count all methods
E.coli 0157 detection all methods
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants All labs that undertake carcass hygiene testing, especially those associated with the meat export industry
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants 50+
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by A2LA on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043:2010

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee AUD$690 per dispatch: 1 set of 6 samples (one round per month)
Regularly operated Yes (12 rounds per year; dispatched as 2 sets of 6 samples (one round per month))
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