Newsletter #30




Quality: overview ring tests

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

  • QS: pesticides and heavy metals in potatoes
  • FAPAS: MCPD in vegetable oils
  • FAPAS: pesticides in tomato puree
  • FAPAS: tropane alkaloids in babyfood
  • FAPAS: patuline in apple juice
  • Proof ACS: pesticides in grapefruit

Primoris takes part in proficiency tests organized 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 certificationsQSFAVV-AFSCA and others. These organisations sometimes organise their own ring tests, with a good outcome being the condition for acceptance.