Proficiency Tests 2020


Our program 2020 includes the following proficiency test categories:

- Elicitors of Allergies and Intolerance Reactions -
- Mycotoxins -
- Potentially toxic Compounds, Contaminants and Residues -
- Genitically modified Organisms -

- Nutrients, Additives and Authenticity -
- Food Supplements and Dietetic Products -
- Cosmetic Products and Contact Materials -

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Art.-No.
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Proficiency Test

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(2021-04-08)

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1. Allergens - Elicitors of Allergies and Intolerance Reactions



Allergen-PTs (qualitative / quantitative) - Accredited Programs -

ptAL01 - 09: Two Samples with Allergens in a Food Matrix, as pastry, chocolate or wine, are provided for qualitative and quantitative determination. One of these samples and the "Spiking Level Sample" were prepared adding the allergenic ingredients. The "Spiking Level Sample" contains the allergens in a simple matrix in similar amounts. The evaluation of results will be qualitative and quantitative. For information DLA calculates a recovery rate for the "positive"-sample and the "Spiking Level Sample". Any suitable method can be applied for analysis.


ptAL01
(Lot 20EgFi)

Allergens I: Egg and Fish in Instand Soup Powder with "Spiking Level Sample“

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January
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finished

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ptAL02
(Lot 20SoGl)

Allergens II: Soya and Wheat ("Gluten") in „gluten-free“ Pastry with "Spiking Level Sample“

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February
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

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ptAL03
(Lot 20MiGl)

Allergens III: β-Lactoglobulin, Casein and Gluten in Infant Food with "Spiking Level Sample“

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March
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

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ptAL04
(Lot 20CeMuSe)

Allergens IV: Celery, Mustard and Sesame in Instant Soup Powder with "Spiking Level Sample“

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June
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

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ptAL05
(Lot 20PeAl)

Allergens V: Peanut and Almond in Pastry with "Spiking Level Sample“

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September
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAL06
(Lot 20HaPc)

Allergens VI: Hazelnut and Pecannut in Chocolate with "Spiking Level Sample“

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October
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Result submission

ptAL07
(Lot 20CrCo)

Allergens VII: Crustaceae, Peanut and Coconut in Instant Product with "Spiking Level Sample“

PDF

November
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
08/01/2021

Result submission

ptAL08
(Lot 20AlCw)

Allergens VIII: Almond and Cashew in Veggie Burger Powder with "Spiking Level Sample“

PDF

December
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
12/02/2021

Result submission

ptAL09
(Lot 20MiEg)

Allergens IX: Casein and Egg White Protein in Wine with "Spiking Level Sample“

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February
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAL10
(Lot 20Gl)

Allergens X: Gluten in „gluten-free“ Beer (2 Samples)

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April
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report


Allergen-Screening (qualitative)

ptALS1-3: 4 Samples with Allergens in a simple Carrier Matrix are provided. The evaluation of results is strictly qualitative with indication of the obtained agreements with the consensus values of the participants and the spiking of samples. For analysis ELISA (+ Lateral Flow), PCR and LC/MS can be applied.


ptALS1
(Lot 20)

Allergen-Screening I - 4 Samples qualitative: Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Almond, Brazil Nuts, Pecan, Pistachio, Walnut

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March
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptALS2
(Lot 20)

Allergen-Screening II - 4 Samples qualitative: Crustaceae, Egg, Fish, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard (yellow/white, brown and black), Soybean

PDF

June
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptALS3
(Lot 20)

Allergen-Screening III - 4 Samples qualitative: Cereals containing Gluten (Wheat, Rye, Barley and Oat), Peanut, Lupine, Celery (Leaves / Stem, Root and Seed), Sesame (white and black)

PDF

October
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
27/11/2020

Result submission


Allergen-Response of processed allergenic Ingredients

ptALR1-2: 5 Samples of a differently processed Allergen are provided for qualitative and quantitative determination a simple Carrier Matrix as well as a Blank Sample“ (Carrier Matrix). The individual processed ingredients of the samples are mixed gravimetrically by DLA each from 4 industrially manufactured products. The analytical methods are optional.

ptALR1
(Lot 20Mu)

Response PT Mustard: Processed samples Mustard flour (Sinapis alba), table mustard (Sinapis alba), Dijon mustard (Brassica spp), vegetarian spread (heated) and spice cracker (baked) in potato powder matrix (levels: 25 - 150 mg/kg)

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November
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
05/02/2021

Result submission

ptALR2
(Lot 20Se)

Response PT Sesame: Processed samples white sesame (ground), black sesame (ground), sesame paste (Tahini), vegetarian spread (heated) and spice cracker (baked) in potato powder matrix (levels: 25 - 150 mg/kg)

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May
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

new

More Allergen-Response Single-PT-Sets are available for method validation and verification! See also our SPT programme


Action Level Matrix- ALM Verification

ptALM1-2: A Calibration Set of 5 Samples of an Allergen in a Specific Matrix is provided for qualitative determination as well as a „Blank Sample“ (Matrix). The allergen levels of the calibration row range from 1/10 to at least twice the Action Level 1 (VITAL concept 2.0) and judgment value of the German Commission ALTS/ALS. Valuation of PT-results is qualitative in Scores of 1-5 (Score 3 = Action Level successfully identified). Quantitative results will be reported for information. The analytical methods are optional.

ptALM1
(Lot 20Mu)

ALM-Verification Mustard: 5 calibration samples containing mustard (Sinapis alba) in Spice Mixture (levels: 0,50 / 2,5 / 5,0 / 12,5 / 25 mg/kg), Allergenic Material: mixture of at least 4 mustard varieties

PDF

November
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
29/01/2021

Result submission

ptALM2
(Lot 20Se)

ALM-Verification Sesame: 5 calibration samples containing white sesame in Spice Cracker Matrix (levels: 1,0 / 5,0 / 10 / 25 / 50 mg/kg), Allergenic Material: mixture of at least 4 sesame varieties

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April
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

new

More Action Level Single-PT-Sets are available for method validation and verification! See also our SPT programme


Other Elicitors of Allergies and Intolerance Reactions





ptAI01
(Lot 20LaFr)

Lactose + Fructose in "lactose-free" infant-food with "Spiking Level Sample“

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April
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report


Allergen Swab Test (qualitative) - Wipe Test for Surfaces

ptASW1-2: There are 2 samples of a Test Surface with Allergens offered for the detection of each allergen by means of a wipe test (swab test). The allergens to be tested were attached to one test surface, while the other test surface is "negative". The evaluation is exclusively qualitative (positive/negative) with indication of the obtained agreement with the consensus values of the participants and the spiking of the surfaces. As a analitical test method, the Lateral-Flow-Test is particularly suitable. ELISA, PCR and LC/MS can also be used.


ptASW1
(Lot 20)

Allergen Swab Test I: Gluten, Peanut, Sesame and Soya

(2 Test Surfaces per Allergen, qualitative)

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March
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptASW2
(Lot 20)

Allergen Swab Test II: Crustaceae, Egg, Milk and Fish

(2 Test Surfaces per Allergen, qualitative)

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October
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Result submission


2. Mycotoxins







All Mycotoxin-PTs (qualitative + quantitative)

► 2 different samples with "positive" or "negative" contents
► qualitative evaluation: agreement pos/neg. in relation to EU Maximum Levels (EU/VO 1881/2006)
► quantitative evaluation by z-scores





ptMYS1
(Lot 20Multi)

Mycotoxin-Screening: Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin A, Deoxynivalenol, Zearalenon and Fumonisins in Breaktfast Cereals (Muesli with corn and/or other cereal products, almonds and dried fruits),
2 different samples each 200g

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April
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptMY12
(Lot 20AflOta)

Aflatoxins + Ochratoxin A in Spice Mixture
2 different samples each 100g


September
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptMY23
(Lot 20Ota)

Ochratoxin A in Grape Juice Concentrate
2 different samples each 50g


June
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptMY60
(Lot 20Pat)

Patulin in Apple Juice
2 different samples each 50g

PDF

March
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


new

More matrices are available in Single-Proficiency Tests!
See also our SPT programme


3. Potentially toxic Compounds, Contaminants and Residues



ptTX01
(Lot 20Cum)

Coumarin in Pastry (Cookies)

PDF

November
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Result submission

ptTX04
(Lot 20Met)

Contaminated Food: Heavy Metals (Al, Pb, Cd, Hg, As and organic Hg) in Fish / Seafood Powder

PDF

May
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled, alternatively ptSU08



4. Genitically modified Organisms





ptGMS1
(Lot 20MaSo)

GMO-Screening I (qualitative): 5 Samples with positive/negative amounts of p-35S, t-NOS, p-FMV, CP4 EPSPS, 35S-Pat, Cry1Ab/Ac / GMO-Maize (Bt11, MIR604) and GMO-Soya (RR GTS 40-3-2, RR2 MON89788)

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May
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptGMS2
(Lot 20PoRaSu)

GMO-Screening II (qualitative): 5 Samples with positive/negative amounts of GMO-Potato Amflora (EH92-527-1), GMO-Rape Seed / Canola (GT73) and GMO-Sugar Beet (H7-1)


September
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled



5. Nutrients, Additives and Authenticity





ptAU01
(Lot 20FiIn)

Dietary Fiber and Inulin in Cereal Product (2 Samples, with and without Inulin)

PDF

February
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptAU04
(Lot 20SuAl)

Sugar Alcohols (E420, E421, E953, E967, E968) in Pudding Powder

PDF

June
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAU06
(Lot 20Caf)

Methylcafestol, Kahweol and Cafestol in 3 Coffee Blends

PDF

September
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Result submission

ptAU07
(Lot 20Et)

Ethanol in Marzipan

PDF

June
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAU08
(Lot 20Ap)

Persipan (Apricot) in Almond Pastry

PDF

July
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled



Animal Species-Screening (qualitative)

ptAUS1-5: 4 Samples with portions of Animal Origin (meat, dairy, fish or crustacean products) are provided. The evaluation of results is strictly qualitative with indication of the obtained agreements with the consensus values of the participants and the spiking of samples. The analytical methods are optional.


ptAUS1
(Lot 20Be)

Animal Species-Screening I – 4 Samples qualitative: Rabbit, Deer, Pork, Sheep and Goat in Meat Product (Beef) (Sausage Meat)

PDF

February
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptAUS2
(Lot 20Po)

Animal Species-Screening II – 4 Samples qualitative: Donkey, Beef, Horse, Poultry (Chicken, Goose and Turkey) in Meat Product (Pork) (Sausage Meat)

PDF

June
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAUS3
(Lot 20Mi)

Animal Species-Screening III – 4 Samples qualitative: Buffalo, Cow's, Sheep's and Goat's Milk in Dairy Product (e.g., Cheese) (freeze-dried Mixtures)

PDF

July
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAUS4
(Lot 20Po)

Fish-Screening – 4 Samples qualitative: Black halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), saithe (Pollachius virens) and trout (Salmo trutta) in Fish Product (freeze-dried, updated: one species per sample)

PDF

May
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptAUS5
(Lot 20Po)

Crustaceae-Screening – 4 Samples qualitative: Black Tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), King prawn (Pandalus borealis), Crab (Cancer pagurus), Scampi (Nephros novegicus) in Crustacean Product (freeze-dried, updated: one species per sample)


October
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled



6. Food Supplements and Dietetic Products





ptSU02
(Lot 20FaVi)

Food Supplement I: Vitamins A, E, D3, K1, β-Carotene and Coenzym Q10 (Ubiquinone) and Alpha Liponic Acid (enriched / high levels)

PDF

March
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptSU06
(Lot 20WaVi)

Dietetic-Product I: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, Biotin, Vitamin C, Folic Acid , Niacin and Pantothenic Acid (enriched / low levels)

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April
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptSU08
(Lot 20Elem)

Heavy Metals and Trace Elements in Food (with Caseinate Powder), approx. 20 Elements incl. As, Cd, Hg and Pb ("natural" / partly low levels)

PDF

September
JFMAMJJASOND

finished

Report

ptSU09
(Lot 20ToAa)

Total Amino Acid Composition in Food

PDF

September
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
30/10/2020

Result submission


7. Cosmetic Products and Contact Materials





ptCO05
(Lot 20AnDa)

Cosmetic Products I: Zinc-Pyrithione, Piroctone Olamine and Climbazol in Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

PDF

December
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptCO06
(Lot 20UV)

Cosmetic Products II: UV-Filter in Sun Protection Product


March
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptCO07
(Lot 20Frag)

Cosmetic Products III: Allergenic Fragrances in Skin Cream

PDF

May
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled

SPT participation on request

ptCO08
(Lot 20F)

Cosmetic Products IV: Fluoride in Toothpaste

PDF

October
JFMAMJJASOND

canceled


ptCM06
(Lot 20Elem)

Tattoo Product: Analysis of 13 Elements in Tattoo Dyes (As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Sn, Zn)

PDF

September
JFMAMJJASOND

Deadline
13/11/2020

Result submission

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