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#1 Marshenko

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:15 AM

Grrrrr....

 

2.5.4.2 On-site personnel that conduct environmental or product testing shall participate in an applicable proficiency testing program at least annually to ensure accuracy of results.

 

Finishing up some last minute edits (why didn't they ask me sooner?) for a client of mine (across the country)... how is everyone satisfying the requirements of this section?  They are low risk raw meat and poultry (ground and not ground) and do the following tests:

 

Neogen Reveal for E.coli O157:H7

Neogen Reveal for Salmonella spp

QT10 strips for quat PPM

Hygiena ATP swabs

Colorimeter testing for PAA concentration in an intervention cabinet

 

Can I prepare a paper review and exam for them utilizing the user manuals, or do I actually need to find a class or process authority to do so?


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:38 AM

I mean... as long as the exam prepared is "applicable" to the testing that they are doing... it should pass muster, yes?


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:56 PM

IF they're doing any sort of "product release" testing, I would do an actual proficiency test program through AOAC. On my end we only do some sanitation verification testing (indicators only), so we order standards and run them blind, then make sure we were within the limits of the standards. E.g. for idexx simplate they have a QC standard with blind limits.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

"applicable proficiency testing program at least annually to ensure accuracy of results."

 

Nope, sorry, it will not pass muster.

 

AOAC will do it.

 

Here's a lab link that may be helpful --

http://www.aoac.org


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