Current Fapas Food Microbiology (Fepas) Programme - Page 3

Fapas Food Microbiology Who We Are FapasĀ® is the leading global provider of proficiency testing schemes, quality control samples and reference materials in the food sector, offering products throughout the year. Proficiency testing is an independent check of your laboratory procedures providing you with a completely confidential assessment of your capability. Not only does participation in the relevant testing schemes allow you to demonstrate your systems and the technical ability of your staff, it will also help you gain and maintain ISO/17025 accreditation. Established in 1990, we are an experienced, accredited provider of proficiency tests for the food and water, environmental chemistry and microbiology sectors. Taking part in our proficiency tests provides you with the confidence in your laboratory equipment, methods and staff, and assurance that you are delivering the quality results required by your customers. We provide our participants with a confidential service that allows you to participate at a level that suits you; there is no minimum number of proficiency tests that you must take part in each year. Our system provides an easy reporting facility via our website and our co mprehensive reports, which receive rigorous statistical analysis, contain method comparisons. We also offer quality control samples and reference materials from selected food chemistry proficiency tests which can be purchased easily through our website throughout the year. Our four FapasĀ® proficiency testing schemes cover food chemistry, food microbiology, GM and water and environmental analysis. 3