do not harm the consumers who purchase them is a fundamental requirement for
business survival and protecting brand value. We rely on manufacturers,
suppliers and legislation to keep us safe, and a key part of this is the
laboratory analysis performed on products to ensure no harmful chemicals,
physical properties or microorganisms are present.
Our range of
consumer safety schemes offer a valuable tool for the ongoing assessment of
testing procedures, effectiveness of methods employed, laboratory staff
responsible for the analysis and subsequent interpretation of results.
Proficiency testing provides an independent validation of laboratory quality.
related products PT Scheme (CAN)
CANNABIS PT offers chemistry samples
for the testing of cannabinoids, terpenes, mycotoxins, elements and a wide
range of pesticide, and microbiology samples for the detection of Salmonella or
the enumeration of various microbiological indicators.
COSMETICS proficiency testing scheme is intended for chemists and
microbiologists performing product and ingredient testing in the beauty and
personal care product industries.
Materials PT Scheme (CONTACT)
CONTACT, the Proficiency Testing
Scheme for Packaging and Food Contact Materials enables laboratories performing
the analysis of packaging and food contact materials to monitor their
performance and compare it with that of their peers. This PT also aims to
provide information to participants on technical issues and methodologies
relating to this type of testing.
Participation in HYGIENE scheme
can help to demonstrate that environmental monitoring is effective and under
control. Regular monitoring allows information to be collected to review and
assess hygiene quality and ensure legislative standards are being met. It also
helps to determine the effectiveness of control systems designed to prevent
Confirmation and Identification (CONFIDENT)
Confirmation and Identification scheme
(CONF-IDENT) is specifically designed to meet the needs of laboratories
performing confirmation and/or identification of strains isolated from a sample
using various techniques, from traditional biochemical/serological tests to more
advanced genomic or molecular techniques (such as MALDI-TOF). Microorganism
confirmation and identification is critical in a number of industries,
including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and feed.
TOYTEST proficiency testing scheme is
designed to work with the strict safety regulations that are in place to ensure
that toys are appropriate for the target age group of children, and do not pose
a hazard in use.