Newsletter #28




Quality: Overview proficiency tests

Proficiency tests, independent controls of a laboratory’s analysis quality, are part of Primoris’ everyday operation. The past months Primoris participated in the following proficiency tests:

  • QS: pesticides on peach
  • EURL-CF: pesticides on rapeseed cake
  • Relana: pesticides on apple juice concentrate
  • FAPAS-CORESTA: pesticides on tobacco
  • EURL-SRM: pesticides on sesame seeds
  • FAPAS: heavy metals on rice cake
  • FAPAS: mycotoxins on maize
  • DRRR: mineral oils on foodstuff

Primoris takes part in proficiency tests organized by reputable institutions in the context of:

  • European monitoring: the proficiency tests are organised by the European Reference Laboratories for Residues of Pesticides
  • Internal quality assuranceFAPASTestqual and others. These organisations are accredited for the organisation and the reporting of ring tests.
  • Approvals and certificationsQSCoresta (tobacco), FAVV-AFSCA and others. These organisations sometimes organise their own ring tests, with a good outcome being the condition for acceptance.