Schedule Proficiency Test for Microbiology, 2022th

For Schedule Proficiency Test for Microbiology, 2022 th we us available comodity sample and parameters as follows:

Food Microbiology Proficiency Testing Programs/General Foods - "Pathogens"/General Foods - "Non-Pathogens"

  1. Bircher Muesli: 3 × 130 g (A/B/C)Count (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenesDetection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
  2. Vanilla pudding mix: 3 × 130 g (A/B/C),Count (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenesDetection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
  3. Polenta : 3 × 130 g (A/B/C),Count (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes,Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
  4. Herbed breadcrumbs: 3 × 130 g (A/B/C),Count (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes,Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
  5. Coffee milk mix: 3 × 25 g (A/B/C);
    Count (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeast
  6. Soup mix : 3 × 25 g (A/B/C),                                                                      Count (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeast
  7. Infant Formula :3 × 25 g (A/B/C);
    Count (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeast
  8. Cassata mix: 3 × 25 g (A/B/C);
    Count (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeast

Chocolate

  1. Chocolate block: 3 × ~40 g blocks of chocolate (A/B/C) Count (cfu/g): Plate Count, Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, Mould, Yeast. Detection (/0.1g): E. coli ; (/25g): Salmonella spp
  2. Beef mince: 2 × real mince (A/B) Count (cfu/g): Plate Count, E. coli , Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Lactic acid bacteria Detection (/25g): Salmonella spp
  3. Beef mince: 2 × real mince (A/B), Count (cfu/g): Anaerobic sulfite reducing bacteria, H2S producing bacteria, Psychrotrophic bacteria (SPC at 15 deg C), Yeast, Mould, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Detection (/25 g): Listeria monocytogenes 
  4. Seafood paste: 2 × real seafood (A/B) plus vials, Detection (/0.1g): E. coli, Detection (/25g): Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  5. Seafood paste: 2 × real seafood (A/B), Count (cfu/g): Total bacteria, coliform, E. coli , Coagulase positive Staphylococcus sp, Anaerobic sulfite reducing bacteria, H2S producing bacteria

MIS, (Meat Industry Scheme)

  1. Simulated Liquid: 6 samples per set, 1 to be tested each month
    Count (cfu/g and cfu/cm2): Plate Count, E. coli, Coliforms Detection (/25g): Salmonella spp, E. coli O157
  2. Simulated Liquid: 6 samples per set, 1 to be tested each month, Count (cfu/g and cfu/cm2): Plate Count, E. coli, Coliforms Detection (/25g): Salmonella spp, E. coli O157

Optional/Special Water tests, available only to MIS participants

  1. Simulated   Liquid: 1 Selected round from the water CSP
  2. Simulated   Liquid: Dispatched with MIS-01 and MIS-02 sample sets

Pathogenic E. coli

  1. Simulated Sample (non-pathogenic format): 3 x freeze dried 2-vial sets (A/B/C) “Big 6” E. coli detection and identification. O26, O45, O103, O111 O121, O145 and O157 Detection of eae and stx genes
  2. Simulated Sample (non-pathogenic format): 3 x freeze dried 2-vial sets (A/B/C) “Big 6” E. coli detection and identification. O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 and O157. Detection of eae and stx genes

Spores, spores, spores and more!

  1. Milk Powder: 3 × 25 g (A/B/C), Count (cfu/g): Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic and Anaerobic Mesophilic and Thermophilic spores, Total Anaerobic, Detection (/10g): Cronobacter sakazakii
  2. Milk Powder: 3 × 25 g (A/B/C); Count (cfu/g): Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic and Anaerobic Mesophilic and Thermophilic spores, Total Anaerobic. Detection (/10g): Cronobacter sakazakii

Campylobacter, Vibrio, Yersinia and more!

  1. Simulated Sample: 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C),Detection (/25g): Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp, Vibrio cholerae , Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Salmonella spp, Yersinia spp and Yersinia enterocolitica. Counts/g: V. parahaemolyticus and Campylobacter spp. Identification to species level of detected targets
  2. Simulated Sample: 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C), Detection (/25g): Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp, Vibrio cholerae , Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Salmonella spp, Yersinia spp and Yersinia enterocolitica. Counts/g: V. parahaemolyticus and Campylobacter spp. Identification to species level of detected targets

Swabs

  1. Swabs: 2 x swab (A/B) ; General Hygiene checks Each swab sample comprises 3 individual swabs. Count (/swab): Plate count, Anaerobic Count, Mould, Yeast
  2. Swabs: 2 x swab (A/B) ; Gram Positive Organisms
    Each swab sample comprises 3 individual swabs Detection (/swab): Listeria monocytogenes , Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Clostridium spp
  3. Swabs: 2 x swab (A/B) ; Gram Positive Organisms, Each swab sample comprises 3 individual swabs Detection (/swab): Listeria monocytogenes , Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Clostridium spp

Sterility Checks (New)

  1. Solid materials, e.g., glass beads: 3 Samples (A/B/C), Commercial Sterility (Without enrichment), It is expected participants ensure the samples are free from aerobic, anaerobic and fungal contaminants
  2. Solid materials, e.g., glass beads: 3 Samples (A/B/C), Sterility- surgical grade (Including enrichment, It is expected participants ensure the samples are free from aerobic, anaerobic and fungal contaminants

Environmental Water

  1. Simulated Sample: 2 sets of 2 x freeze dried vials (A & B) to be tested in the indicated months.Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C. Count (cfu/100mL): Coliforms, Enterococcus spp, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Yeast, Mould, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms
  2. Simulated Sample: 2 sets of 2 x freeze dried vials (A & B) to be tested in the indicated months. Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C.   Count (cfu/100mL): Coliforms, Enterococcus spp, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Yeast, Mould, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms

Potable Water and Beverages

  1. Simulated Sample:  6 samples per set, 1 to be tested each month Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C.Count (cfu/100mL): Coliforms, Clostridium spp. (vegetative), Enterococcus spp, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas spp, Yeast, Mould, Faecal Streptococcus spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp
  2. Simulated Sample: 6 samples per set, 1 to be tested each month.Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°CCount (cfu/100mL): Coliforms, Clostridium spp. (vegetative), Enterococcus spp, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas spp, Yeast, Mould, Faecal Streptococcus spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp

Legionella

  1. Simulated Sample: 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C), Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C, Legionella pneumophila (SG1, SG2-14), Total Legionella pneumophila , Legionella spp, Total Legionella
  2. Simulated Sample: 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C)
    Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C, Legionella pneumophila (SG1, SG2-14), Total Legionella pneumophila , Legionella spp, Total Legionella
  3. Simulated Sample (filtration): 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C)
    Count (cfu/1000 mL): Legionella pneumophila, Legionella species , Total Legionella , species and serogroup identification of targets
  4. Simulated Sample: 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C)
    Count (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C, Legionella pneumophila (SG1, SG2-14), Total Legionella pneumophila , Legionella spp, Total Legionella

Lotion

  1. Lotion: 3 × freeze dried vials (A/B/C); Reconstituted and mixed with supplied material prior to testing, Count (cfu/g): Plate Count, Mould, Yeast, Detection (/10g, /1g and /0.1g): Candida albicans , Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa

Chinese Medicine, Herbal Tea

  1. Herbal tea: 3 × 130 g dry, medicinal/natural remedy material (A/B/C); Test as received. Count (cfu/g): Plate count 37°C, Yeast, Mould, Detection (/10g and /1g): E. coli, Salmonella spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Clostridium perfringens , Gram negative bacteria (bile tolerant)

Tablets and Capsules

  1. Capsules and unpressed Tablet: 3 × 130 g dry, medicinal/natural remedy material (A/B/C); Test as received Count (cfu/g): Plate count 37°C, Yeast, Mould. Detection (/10g and /1g): Candida albicans, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas spp, Salmonella spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Gram negative bacteria (bile tolerant)

Veterinary Microbiology Proficiency Testing Programs

  1. Simulated Sample: 6 × vials. 1 vial tested per month.
    Antibiotic Sensitivity, Organism Identification, Biochemical tests
  2. Simulated Sample: 6 × vials. 1 vial tested per month.
    Antibiotic Sensitivity, Organism Identification, Biochemical tests
ComodityParametersType CalculationAvailable PriceClose Reg & Distribution SampleParticipant Report Analysis & Proficiency Test Report
Breakfast FoodsCount (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes
Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8910/01/2022 & 31/01/2022Please Confirm
DessertsCount (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes
Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8928/03/2022 & 18/04/2022Please Confirm

StarchesCount (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes
Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8908/08/2022 & 29/08/2022Please Confirm
Traditional and Festive FoodsCount (cfu/g): Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp, Listeria monocytogenes
Detection (/25g): E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Salmonella spp
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8903/10/2022 & 24/10/2022Please Confirm
Beverage ingredientsCount (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeastz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8910/01/2022 & 31/01/2022Please Confirm
SoupsCount (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeastz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8928/03/2022 & 18/04/2022Please Confirm
Infant formulaCount (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeastz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8908/08/2022 & 29/08/2022Please Confirm
Traditional and Festive FoodsCount (cfu/g): Plate Count and Anaerobic count, Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Lactic acid bacteria, Mould, Coliforms, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, Yeastz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 529,8903/10/2022 & 24/10/2022Please Confirm
Chocolate blockCount (cfu/g): Plate Count, Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, Mould, Yeast Detection (/0.1g): E. coli ; (/25g): Salmonella sppz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 599,0607/03/2022 & 28/03/2022Please Confirm
Beef minceCount (cfu/g): Plate Count, E. coli, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Lactic acid bacteria Detection (/25g): Salmonella sppz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 628,7118/04/2022 & 09/05/2022Please Confirm
Beef minceCount (cfu/g): Anaerobic sulfite reducing bacteria, H2S producing bacteria, Psychrotrophic bacteria (SPC at 15 deg C), Yeast, Mould, Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Detection (/25 g): Listeria monocytogenes
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 628,7124/10/2022 & 14/11/2022Please Confirm
Seafood pasteDetection (/0.1g): E. coli
Detection (/25g): Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 628,7114/03/2022 & 04/04/2022Please Confirm
Seafood pasteCount (cfu/g): Total bacteria, coliform, E. coli, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus sp, Anaerobic sulfite reducing bacteria, H2S producing bacteriaz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 628,7122/08/2022 & 12/09/2022Please Confirm
Simulated LiquidCount (cfu/g and cfu/cm2): Plate Count, E. coli, Coliforms Detection (/25g): Salmonella spp, E. coli O157z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 796,6922/11/2021 & 13/12/2021Please Confirm
Simulated LiquidCount (cfu/g and cfu/cm2): Plate Count, E. coli, Coliforms Detection (/25g): Salmonella spp, E. coli O157z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 796,6916/05/2022 & 13/06/2022Please Confirm
Simulated LiquidDispatched with MIS-01 sample setz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 282,8622/11/2021 & 13/12/2021Please Confirm
Simulated LiquidDispatched with MIS-02 sample setz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 282,8616/05/2022 & 13/06/2022Please Confirm

Simulated Sample (non-pathogenic format)“Big 6” E. coli detection and identification. O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 and O157
Detection of eae and stx genes
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 707,7631/01/2022& 21/02/2022Please Confirm


Simulated Sample (non-pathogenic format)“Big 6” E. coli detection and identification. O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145 and O157
Detection of eae and stx genes
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 707,7601/08/2022 & 22/08/2022Please Confirm
Milk PowderCount (cfu/g): Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic and Anaerobic Mesophilic and Thermophilic spores, Total Anaerobic

Detection (/10g): Cronobacter sakazakii
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 559,5415/08/2022 & 05/09/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleDetection (/25g): Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Salmonella spp, Yersinia spp and Yersinia enterocolitica
Counts/g: V. parahaemolyticus and Campylobacter spp.
Identification to species level of detected targets
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 559,5411/04/2022 & 102/05/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleDetection (/25g): Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Salmonella spp, Yersinia spp and Yersinia enterocolitica
Counts/g: V. parahaemolyticus and Campylobacter spp.
Identification to species level of detected targets
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 559,5429/08/2022 & 19/09/2022Please Confirm
Swabs
(General Hygiene Checks)
Count (/swab): Plate count, Anaerobic Count, Mould, Yeastz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 500,2521/02/2022 & 14/03/2022Please Confirm
Swabs
(Gram Negative Organisms)
Count (/swab): Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae
Detection (/swab): Campylobacter spp, E. coli, Salmonella spp.
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 500,2520/06/2022 & 11/07/2022Please Confirm
Swabs
(Gram Positive Organisms)

Detection (/swab): Listeria monocytogenes, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Clostridium spp
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 500,2517/10/2022 & 07/11/2022Please Confirm
Simulated beverages and clean drinking waterCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C Count (cfu/100mL):
Coliforms, Clostridium spp. (vegetative), Enterococcus spp, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas spp, Yeast, Mould, Faecal Streptococcus spp, Coagulase positive
Staphylococcus spp
z-score with consensus value
Please Confirm$ 846,1021/03/2022 & 11/04/2022Please Confirm
Simulated beverages and clean drinking waterCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C Count (cfu/100mL):
Coliforms, Clostridium spp. (vegetative), Enterococcus spp, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms, E. coli,
Ps. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas spp, Yeast, Mould, Faecal Streptococcus spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 846,1019/09/2022 & 10/10/2022Please Confirm
Simulated Environmental WaterCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C Count (cfu/100mL): Coliforms, Enterococcus spp,
E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Yeast, Mould, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 628,7121/03/2022 & 11/04/2022Please Confirm
Simulated Environmental WaterCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C Count (cfu/100mL): Coliforms, Enterococcus spp,
E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Yeast, Mould, Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliforms
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 628,7119/09/2022 & 10/10/2022Please Confirm
SludgeDetection (/25 g): Salmonella
Count (cfu/g): E. coli, Enterococcus spp, Plate Count, Thermotolerant coliform
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 500,2512/09/2022 & 03/10/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C,
Legionella pneumophila (SG1, SG2-14), Total Legionella pneumophila, Legionella spp, Total Legionella
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8807/02/2022 & 28/02/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C,
Legionella pneumophila (SG1, SG2-14), Total Legionella pneumophila, Legionella spp, Total Legionella
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8813/06/2022 & 04/07/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleCount (cfu/1000 mL): Legionella pneumophila, Legionella species, Total Legionella, species and serogroup identification of targetsz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8813/06/2022 & 04/07/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleCount (cfu/mL): Plate count 21°C, Plate count 37°C,
Legionella pneumophila (SG1, SG2-14), Total Legionella pneumophila, Legionella spp, Total Legionella
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8826/09/2022 &
17/10/2022
Please Confirm
Solid materials e.g., dressingsApplicable to both Commercial and Surgical Sterility testing
It is expected participants ensure the samples are free from aerobic, anaerobic and fungal contaminants
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 500,2525/04/2022 & 16/05/2022Please Confirm
LotionCount (cfu/g): Plate Count, Mould, Yeast,

Detection (/10g, and 1g):
Candida albicans, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8828/02/2022 & 21/03/2022Please Confirm
Herbal teaCount (cfu/g): Plate count 37°C, Yeast, Mould,

Detection (/10g and /1g): E. coli, Salmonella spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8830/05/2022 & 20/06/2022Please Confirm
Capsules Unpressed TabletCount (cfu/g): Plate count 37°C, Yeast, Mould ,

Detection (/10g and /1g): Candida albicans, E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas spp, Salmonella spp, Coagulase positive Staphylococcus spp, Gram negative bacteria (bile tolerant)
z-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 697,8805/09/2022 & 26/09/2022Please Confirm
Simulated SampleAntibiotic Sensitivity, Organism Identification, Biochemical testsz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 846,1022/11/2021 & 13/12/2021Please Confirm
Simulated SampleAntibiotic Sensitivity, Organism Identification, Biochemical testsz-score with consensus valuePlease Confirm$ 846,1006/06/2022 &
27/06/2022
Please Confirm

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