If you wish to participate in this scheme please contact ptcustomerservices@lgcgroup.com or tel: +44 (0) 161 762 2500 or contact your local office

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 background 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

RoundDespatch DateReporting Deadline
MC23711 Jan 201605 Feb 2016
MC23808 Feb 201604 Mar 2016
MC23911 Mar 201608 Apr 2016
MC24011 Apr 201606 May 2016
MC24109 May 201603 Jun 2016
MC24213 Jun 201608 Jul 2016
MC24311 Jul 201605 Aug 2016
MC24408 Aug 201602 Sep 2016
MC24512 Sep 201607 Oct 2016
MC24610 Oct 201604 Nov 2016
MC24707 Nov 201602 Dec 2016
MC24805 Dec 201606 Jan 2017