Excellent FAPAS score for Smithers Rapra’s Food Contact Testing Team

The Food Contact team at Smither Rapra’s Shawbury laboratory recently participated in the latest FAPAS proficiency testing scheme.

The FAPAS Food Contact proficiency scheme is designed to provide an independent review of laboratory equipment, methods, and staff – and provide assurance for laboratories in their delivery of quality results. The test materials tested earlier this year were a nylon film test material, to be analysed for overall migration (OM) into ethanol and a 3% acetic acid solution, to be analysed for the specific migration (SM) of melamine.

Dr Andrew Feilden, Chemistry Operations Director, said “Smithers Rapra’s FAPAS results proves the high calibre of our testing team, and demonstrates the accuracy and reliability of our testing processes. Partaking in proficiency schemes like FAPAS is just one of the ways that Smithers Rapra ensures the quality of our testing services for our clients.”

Feilden continues, “for the 2016 FAPAS scheme, the Smithers Rapra Food Contact testing team achieved  z-scores of 0.5 and 0.7, demonstrating the accuracy in our services and operations. In the past 18 months, we have achieved an average z-score of 0.2”

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