QACSFOOD is a member of QACS.
QACS is a FAPAS proficiency test provider since 2002.
FAPAS offers the largest range of analyte / matrix combinations available to the food industry, including chemistry, microbiology and molecular biology tests for a variety of matrices
- FAPAS has over 4,500 participants taking part each year
- 44 different samples for mycotoxins, in more than 30 matrices
- 30 PTs for allergen testing, including specific allergen/matrix combinations and general screening
- 18 PTs for genetically modified foods (GM foods) covering all the major GM crops
All FAPAS major proficiency testing schemes are accredited by UKAS in compliance with ISO/IEC 17043/2010, proficiency testing provider number 0009
A wide range of matrix QC and Reference Materials is available to further support laboratory quality assurance programs. Real food matrices, combining incurred and spiked materials ensure samples represent a ‘real world’ testing situation wherever possible.