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2020 Fapas Programme


NEW Fapas® 2020/21 Programme Price Lists Now Available:

New Fapas price list - All Programmes

Fapas Proficiency Testing - All Programmes Price List

Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality assurance and participation is an expected requirement of ISO 17025 accreditation. Fapas proficiency testing provides an independent assessment of your laboratory performance and compares your results to laboratories worldwide.

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New Food Chemistry Price List

Food Chemistry Price List

Fapas® is a leading provider of proficiency testing and runs a programme of over 600 tests every year in this area with a high number of participants, ensuring robust and reliable results you can make informed decisions from. We also use real food samples wherever possible to mimic true-to-life working scenarios.


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Food Microbiology Price List

Food Microbiology Price List

Our test materials are designed to simulate real laboratory samples with varying levels of target organisms and background flora, providing a more realistic challenge than some proficiency programmes. Our matrices include cheese, beef, chicken, fish, milk powder, salad, rice and others.






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Genetically Modified Price List

Genetifically Modified Price List

Where GM foods are controlled or prohibited, it is important that laboratories testing for the presence of GM are able to detect the modified material. The Fapas® GM proficiency testing materials provide laboratories with the means to independently demonstrate their ability to correctly analyse for the most commonly encountered GM crops, such as maize and soya.

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Water & Environmental Price List

Water & Environmental Chemistry Price List

Increasing legislation controlling permitted levels of agricultural contaminants such as fertiliser run-off and over-sprayed herbicides and pesticides means it has never been so important to ensure laboratory analysis of these potentially harmful substances is as accurate as possible. Typically present at low concentrations, they can still impact on the ecosystem and cause damage.

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Water & Environmental Microbiology Price List

Water & Environmental Microbiology Price List

The Fapas® water and environmental microbiology scheme covers all the common indicator organisms for drinking water, as well as Legionella spp. in environmental (cooling) waters and common water parasites associated with water treatment failure (Cryptosporidium). The programme also covers water quality tests for swimming pool and spa waters and tests for outdoor bathing waters whether they are swimming lakes or beach bathing.



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Highlights of the New Tests for 2020/21

We continue to expand the range of analytes available in our test materials to simulate as far as possible a real-world challenge. We have expanded the range of B vitamins that can be analysed in powdered baby food and will be offering a multiple test material for aerobic plate count (APC) Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, and E.coli in milk powder. Combining several analytes into one multi-analyte PT material saves time for the laboratory as well as providing improved cost effectiveness.

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Food Chemistry


alpha-Boldenone, 17beta-Oestradiol (estradiol), 17alpha-19-Nortestosterone, 17beta-Testosterone, Methyltestosterone, Total Natural Hormones (Tahini) Bovine Urine 7 Dec 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCVD31-MRP52 17beta-Oestradiol (estradiol), 17beta-Testosterone Bovine Serum 8 Mar 2021 Learn More
Food Chemistry BLVD31-MRP53 Blank Material (specific hormones) Blank Bovine Serum 8 Mar 2021 Learn More
Food Chemistry


Aflatoxin B1, Aflatoxin B2, Aflatoxin G1, Aflatoxin G2, Aflatoxins (total), Ochratoxin A Sesame Paste (Tahini) 25 Aug 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCMA2-CON12 Aflatoxin B1, Aflatoxin B2, Aflatoxin G1, Aflatoxin G2, Aflatoxins (total) Peanut Butter (water slurry) 24 Nov 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCCM28-CCP38 Aluminium, Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Mercury (total), Nickel Oat Flour 15 Jul 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCCM35-VEG86 Cadmium, Lead, Nickel Herbs (mix, dried) 13 Aug 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCCM36-SEA29 Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total) Bivalve Molluscs (mussels) 08 Feb 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCCM1-VEG90 Aluminium, Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total) Soya Lecithin (liquid) 24 Feb 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCCM30-VEG51 Arsenic (total), Cadmium, Lead, Mercury (total), Nickel Mushroom Powder 9 Oct 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCFO12-PRO2 Butyric Acid (C4:0), Lauric Acid (C12:0), Palmitic Acid (C16:0), Oleic Acid (C18:1 n-9 cis), Stearic Acid (C18:0), Cholesterol Biscuit (Cookie) 06 Oct 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCMS3-FRU60 Dithiocarbamates Pear Purée 22 Mar 2021 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCNC29-INF10 Moisture, Ash, Total Fat, Nitrogen, Titratable Acidity, Lactose, Sodium, Chloride Infant Formula 20 Aug 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCNC30-PRO39 pH, Titratable Acidity, Total Sugars, Monosodium Glutamate, Magnesium, Potassium Corn/Maize based Snack Food 06 Nov 2020 Learn More
Food Chemistry FCAL22-SP18 Gluten, Sesame Cumin 26 Feb 2021 Learn More
Food Microbiology M258e23 Aerobic Plate Count, Lactic acid bacteria Fruit Juice 26 Oct 2020 Learn More
Food Microbiology FMOD11-UNF11 Escherichia coli O157 Swab (sponge) 20 Jul 2020 Learn More
Food Microbiology FM0E25-DRN17 Moulds Fruit Juice 29 Mar 2021 Learn More


New Customers Only

As a welcome gift for first time online Fapas customers you can receive 20% off your first order by using the code PTFAPAS19 at the checkout. At Fapas, we pride ourselves on offering our customers responsive, competent and excellent service. Our customers are the most important part of our business, and we work tirelessly to ensure your complete satisfaction, now and for as long as you are a customer.

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