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Food and Environmental Proficiency Testing Unit (FEPTU)

EPTIS factsheet 143957 | Last revision 2017-08-22 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts143957 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts143957

PT provider
PT provider Public Health England Public Health England
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Remarks
Keywords
Product groups Food and drink
Water
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Legionella Isolation Detection, enumeration and identification of Legionella spp. -
Endoscope rinse water Pseudomonas aeruginosa detection -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Total viable count (28°C - 32°C for 5 days) -
Presence of Yeast and Moulds -
Mycobacterium spp. count -
Mycobacterium spp. detection -
Recreational and Surface Water Scheme - Bathing Beach Waters Detection of Salmonella spp. -
Escherichia coli count -
Enterococci count -
Recreational and Surface Water Scheme - Swimming Pool Waters Coliform count -
Escherichia coli count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Enterococci count -
Staphylococcus (total count) -
Enumeration of Coagulase-positive staphylococci -
Colony count (37°C/24 hours) -
Recreational and Surface Water Scheme - River, lake and stream waters Detection of Salmonella spp. -
Clostridium perfringens count -
Coliform count -
Escherichia coli count -
Faecal coliforms count -
Enterococci count -
Drinking Water Scheme Clostridium perfringens count -
Coliform count -
Escherichia coli count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Enterococci count -
Colony count (37°C/48 hours) -
Colony count (22°C/72 hours) -
Bottled and Mineral Water Scheme Coliform count -
Enumeration of Sporulated sulphite-reducing anaerobes -
Escherichia coli count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Enterococci count -
Colony count (37°C/24 hours) -
Colony count (22°C/72 hours) -
Dialysis Water Scheme Total viable count (17°C to 23°C for 5 days) -
Hospital Tap Water Scheme Pseudomonas aeruginosa detection -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Standard Food Scheme Detection of Campylobacter spp. -
Detection of Salmonella spp. -
Coliforms count -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci count -
Clostridium perfringens count -
Aerobic Colony Count -
Escherichia coli count -
Listeria monocytogenes count -
Listeria species count -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Enumeration of presumptive Bacillus cereus -
Detection of Escherichia coli O157 (non-toxigenic strains) -
Detection of Listeria spp. -
Campylobacter spp. count -
Public Health Food Scheme Detection of Campylobacter spp. -
Detection of Salmonella spp. -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci detection -
Aerobic Colony Count -
Escherichia coli count -
Listeria species count -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Detection of Escherichia coli O157 (non-toxigenic strains) -
Detection of Listeria spp. -
Bacillus spp. detection -
Clostridium spp. detection -
Detection of Vibrio spp. -
Detection of Yersinia spp, -
European Food Microbiology Legislation Scheme Detection of Salmonella spp. -
Detection of Listeria monocytogenes -
Cronobacter sakazakii detection -
Enterobacteraceae count -
Coagulase-positive staphylococci count -
Aerobic Colony Count -
Escherichia coli count -
Listeria monocytogenes count -
Enumeration of presumptive Bacillus cereus -
Escherichia coli (MPN) count -
Non-Pathogen Food Scheme Aerobic colony count at 30°C -
Coliforms count -
Enterobacteraceae count -
Enumeration of Yeast and Moulds -
Aerobic colony count at 22°C -
Escherichia coli count -
Lactic acid bacteria count -
Enterococci count -
Enumeration of presumptive Pseudomonas spp. -
Shellfish Scheme Detection of Salmonella spp. -
Escherichia coli (MPN) count -
Pathogenic Vibrio Food Scheme Detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus -
Vibrio parahaemolyticus count -
Detection of Vibrio cholerae (non-O1) -
Vibrio cholerae (non-O1) count -
Detection of Vibrio vulnificus -
Vibrio vulnificus count -
Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin Food Scheme Detection of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin A-E -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Please contact the organisers
Regularly operated Yes (Ranges between 2 and 6 rounds per year)
Year of first operation 1991
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Public Health England
Food and Environmental Proficiency Testing Unit (FEPTU), 61 Colindale Avenue
NW9 5EQ London
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 8327 7119
Fax: +44 20 8200 8264
Web: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/external-quality-assessment-eqa-and-proficiency-testing-pt-for-food-water-and-environmental-microbiology https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/external-quality-assessment-eqa-and-proficiency-testing-pt-for-food-water-and-environmental-microbiology
Nita Patel
Phone: +44 20 8327 7119
Fax: +44 20 8200 8264
Email: foodeqa@phe.gov.uk foodeqa@phe.gov.uk
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.
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