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EPTIS factsheet 138750 | Last revision 2023-11-01 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138750 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts138750

PT provider
PT provider IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd
Based in Australia
Language(s) English
Remarks All tests may be performed on all samples. 2 rounds per year. 3 × freeze dried vials (Sample A, B and C) reconstituted to provide 160mL sample volume. Available tests: Counts/g: V. parahaemolyticus and Campylobacter spp. Detection (/25g): Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Salmonella spp, Yersinia spp and Yersinia enterocolitica Identification to species level of detected targets. 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) Salmonella species detection all methods
Yersinia species detection all methods
Yersinia enterocolitica detection all methods
Campylobacter species detection all methods
Vibrio species detection all methods
Vibrio cholerae detection all methods
Vibrio parahaemolyticus detection all methods
Identification to species level of detected targets all methods
Vibrio parahaemolyticus count all methods
Campylobacter species count all methods
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Laboratories that routinely test for pathogens in food
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants 40
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 (2 rounds per year)
Year of first operation 2006
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