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Hygiene Swabs

EPTIS factsheet 929714 | Last revision 2022-03-16 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts929714 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts929714

PT provider
PT provider IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd
Based in Australia
Language(s) English
Remarks For each program: Sample Count: 2 Format: Each Sample Comprises 3 identical pieces of swab material Minor rehydration required. Round 1 available tests: Count (/swab): Plate count, Anaerobic Count, Mould, Yeast. Round 2 available tests: Count (/swab): Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, Detection (/swab): Campylobacter spp, E. coli, Salmonella spp. Round 3 available tests: Detection (/swab): Listeria monocytogenes, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Clostridium spp.
Product groups Food and drink
Testing fields Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Swab materials - Round 1 General Hygiene Checks All methods
Plate count All methods
Anaerobic Plate Count All methods
Mould count All methods
Yeast count All methods
Swab materials - Round 2 Gram Negative Organisms All methods
Coliform count All methods
Enterobacteriaceae Count All methods
Campylobacter species detection All methods
E. coli detection All methods
Salmonella species detection All methods
Swab materials - Round 3 Gram Positive Organisms All methods
Listeria Monocytogenes (detection) All methods
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci detection All methods
Clostridium species detection All methods
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Laboratories that routinely swab or swab material (cloths, sponge etc) samples
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 No
Fees and frequency
Participation fee AUD$350 per round (plus shipping)
Regularly operated Yes (3 rounds per year)
Year of first operation 2018
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
Mrs Ingrid Flemming
Phone: +61 2 9618 3311
Fax: +61 2 9618 3355
Email: ingridflemming@ifmqs.com.au ingridflemming@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: 1.21