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PTS Food: 96 - Impurities determination in cocoa beans

[EIL Impuretés dans les fèves de cacao]

EPTIS factsheet 682525 | Last revision 2020-06-15 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts682525 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts682525

PT provider
PT provider BIPEA Proficiency Testing BIPEA Proficiency Testing
Based in France
Language(s) English / French / Spanish / German / Polish / Italian / Arabic
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Cocoa beans Determination of moisture content ISO 2451:2017
Determination of sample test weight FCC (Federation of cocoa commerce) quality rules
Determination of the sieving -
Determination of cocoa related matter (bean clusters, broken beans and associated fragments and/or pieces of shell) and foreign matter -
Determination of the bean count -
Determination of the mouldy beans percentage -
Determination of the slaty beans percentage -
Determination of the violet/purple percentage -
Determination of the germinated beans percentage -
Determination of the flat beans percentage -
Determination the insect-damaged / infested beans percentage -
Classification -
Contamination detection (typical/atypical smell during cut test) -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Testing laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 10
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party
Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee on request
Regularly operated Yes (1 round per year)
Year of first operation 2018
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
BIPEA Proficiency Testing
CAP 18 - 189 Rue d'aubervilliers
75018 Paris

Phone: +33-1-40052630
Fax: +33-1-42092685
Web: https://www.bipea.org https://www.bipea.org
Ms. Sabrina HELLALI
Phone: +33-1-40052642
Fax: +33-1-42092685
Email: shellali@bipea.org shellali@bipea.org
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in France, Mr Patrick Bironneau. Mr Patrick Bironneau.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21