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EPTIS factsheet 138743 | Last revision 2023-11-01 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138743 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138743

PT provider
PT provider IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd
Based in Australia
Language(s) English
Remarks 3 × 25 g dairy based samples (Sample A, B and C). Test as received. Count (cfu/g): Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic and Anaerobic Mesophilic and Thermophilic spores, Total Anaerobe Detection (/10g): Cronobacter sakazakii 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. If required, additional sample sets are available for order at a low per sample price (in support of no cost multiple result submissions).
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Food/Water (synthesized) Enterobacter sakazakii detection all methods
Enterobacteriaceae count all methods
Total anaerobic count all methods
Mesophilic aerobic spore count all methods
Mesophilic anaerobic spore count all methods
Thermophilic aerobic spore count all methods
Thermophilic anaerobic spore count all methods
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Laboratories that routinely test for spore forming organisms in food
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants 40 per round
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by A2LA on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043


Operation is commissioned / requested by No
Fees and frequency
Participation fee AUD$430 per round (plus shipping)
Regularly operated Yes (1 round per year)
Year of first operation 2010
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