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Meat & Fish (QMAS)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • The LGC Quality in Meat and Fish Scheme (QMAS) is intended for chemists and microbiologists working in, or providing analytical services to the meat, fish and shellfish processing industries.
  • International consumption of meat and fish in human diets has increased rapidly. Therefore the manufacturing processes need to be highly regulated, to help prevent food safety issues occurring.
  • Measures must be taken to prevent contamination with hazardous chemicals above specified limits, and to reduce the number of microorganisms capable of causing human disease. Customers demand products that are authentic and genuine, preventing contamination from both deliberate fraud and accidental cross-contamination during processing.
  • Consumers want to be assured their food has been thoroughly tested by competent laboratories. EU Regulation 882/2004 requires official control laboratories to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and use external means of monitoring performance such as proficiency testing.
  • Scheme operates from January to December

 

Round dates

Round

Despatch date

Reporting deadline

MT273 21 Jan 2019 15 Feb 2019
MT275 18 Mar 2019 12 Apr 2019
MT277 20 May 2019 14 Jun 2019
MT278 24 Jun 2019 19 Jul 2019
MT279 22 Jul 2019 16 Aug 2019
MT281 16 Sep 2019 11 Oct 2019
MT28318 Nov 201913 Dec 2019
MT28416 Dec 201917 Jan 2020

Additives 1  products available
Authenticity & Identification 2  products available
Contaminants 3  products available
Elements 3  products available
Microbiology 15  products available
Nutritional Information 4  products available
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