Newsletter #25




Quality: Overview proficiency tests May/June 2020

Proficiency tests, independent controls of a laboratory’s analysis quality, are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. The past months Primoris participated in the following proficiency tests:

  • Relana: pesticides in spinach
  • EURL-CF: pesticides in rice
  • EURL-AO: pesticides in rapeseed oil
  • FAPAS: patulin in apple puree
  • Relana: pesticides in strawberry
  • FAPAS: aflatoxins in milk powder
  • FAPAS: nitrate in cabbage puree

Primoris takes part in proficiency tests organised by reputable institutions in the context of:

  • European monitoring: the proficiency tests are organised by the European Reference Laboratories for Residues of Pesticides
  • Internal quality assuranceFAPASTestqual and others. These organisations are accredited for the organisation and the reporting of ring tests.
  • Approvals and certificationsQSCoresta (tobacco), FAVV-AFSCA and others. These organisations sometimes organise their own ring tests, with a good outcome being the condition for acceptance.