PROFICIENCY TESTING (PT) SERVICE
CALF has recently set up a state-of-the-art facility to initiate Proficiency Testing (PT) service and is ready to offer PT services in Chemical and Microbiological Testing of Food and Feed. CALF has obtained National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accreditation to be a Proficiency testing provider vides certificate no.: PC-1051 as per ISO/IEC 17043:2010 “Conformity assessment- General requirements for Proficiency Testing”.
The scope of accreditation covers several product categories like milk powder, nutritional foods (Infant Milk Substitute, cereal-based complimentary foods, dietary supplements, malted milk foods & nutraceutical foods), cattle feed & poultry feed, milk and milk products.
CALF lab will provide PT service to different food and feed testing laboratories across India including dairy cooperatives.
What is Proficiency Testing (PT)??
Proficiency testing is a very important QC tool for every testing laboratory and helps in determining the performance of individual laboratories for specific tests or measurements. It also gives confidence in the laboratory equipment, methods and staff, and also assures that lab is delivering the quality results demanded by customer.
In a proficiency test one or more well homogenized samples are sent to number of participating laboratories. Each laboratory measures the measurand and reports its results to the Proficiency Testing Provider. The results are compared with the reference value for that measurand by using various statistical tools and the participants are informed.