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Food microbiology scheme (QMS)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • 10g or 25g oatmeal/skimmed milk powder, teas, herbs and spices matrix, unless otherwise stated
  • Pathogens, indicator organisms, spoilage organisms, normal back ground flora
  • Identification of single unknown organism
  • Salmonella identification
  • Paper exercise - colony count and calculation of number of microorganisms
  • 12 distributions per annum
  • Scheme operates from January to December

Round dates

Round

Despatch date

Reporting deadline

MC249 09 Jan 2017 03 Feb 2017
MC250 06 Feb 2017 03 Mar 2017
MC251 06 Mar 2017 31 Mar 2017
MC252 03 Apr 2017 28 Apr 2017
MC253 02 May 2017 26 May 2017
MC254 05 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2017
MC255 03 Jul 2017 28 Jul 2017
MC256 07 Aug 2017 01 Sep 2017
MC257 04 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017
MC258 02 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017
MC259 06 Nov 2017 01 Dec 2017
MC260 04 Dec 2017 05 Jan 2018
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