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Food Microbiology (QMS)

Our LGC Quality in Microbiology Scheme (QMS) is intended for use by microbiologists working in the food industry, including the dairy, ready meals, dried foods, herbs and spices and many other sectors.
Food testing is an essential element of the ‘Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point’ (HACCP) process in food production, as it verifies that controls are working at the critical points in manufacturing. Failures leading to food poisoning outbreaks can have a devastating effect on reputation and brand value, and may lead to a decline in consumer confidence in the product and ultimately in profits. In rare cases it may also lead to civil and criminal charges.
Laboratories carrying out microbiological testing need to be able to demonstrate that they are producing accurate and meaningful results to help identify problems before they affect the quality and safety of products. A comprehensive quality assurance programme can support these efforts, including regular participation in an accredited proficiency testing scheme.

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ISO/IEC 17043
ISO 9001

Scheme Information

Round

Despatch Date

Reporting Deadline

MC273

07 January 2019

01 February 2019

MC274

04 February 2019

01 Mar 2019

MC275

04 March 2019

29 March 2019

MC276

01 April 2019

26 April 2019

MC277

07 May 2019

31 May 2019

MC278

03 June 2019

28 June 2019

MC279

01 July 2019

26 July 2019

MC280

05 August 2019

30 August 2019

MC281

02 September 2019

27 September 2019

MC282

07 October 2019

01 November 2019

MC283

04 November 2019

29 November 2019

MC284

02 December 2019

03 January 2020


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