Guidance

Standard scheme: report

This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme is for laboratories that routinely test for a range of food-borne pathogens and indicator organisms.

Documents

Standard scheme: example report

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Details

Above report is example of standard scheme report issued to participants and contains information including:

  • the contents and levels of each sample
  • performance data for each examination which will allow you to compare your performance against other laboratories
  • performance over a year which demonstrates your commitment to quality to your clients as well as your colleagues
  • where relevant, actions to take to ensure that your laboratory retains high standards
  • educational information on difficult and challenging samples
  • easy-to-follow statistics and scores including both PHE and z-scores

Report cover examinations of:

  • aerobic colony counts
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Escherichia coli O157
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria spp.
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • coliforms
  • enterobacteriaceae
  • Escherichia coli
Published 30 January 2014
Last updated 28 March 2019 + show all updates
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