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2017 Proficiency Test on Specific Migration on food contact materials finished.


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 - Download the report (iis17P10SM) of this Proficiency Test on Specific Migration of BPA from food contact materials.  


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Summary of this proficiency test:


On 19 December 2017, the proficiency test on Specific Migration on food contact materials (iis17P10SM) was finished. It started on 5 September 2017 (see message "Proficiency Test on Specific Migration on food contact materials" on this website) when the samples were distributed.

On that date, the samples were dispatched to the laboratories.


In this interlaboratory study 32 participants in 18 different countries have participated.


The proficiency test report summarises per test, the test results, the analytical methods reported by the participants and the z-scores calculated for each participant are tabulated. Also, for each test, the calculated summary (e.g. mean, standard deviation and reproducibility) is given.


In the report also an evaluation of the test results is given. Problems encountered in the analyses are mentioned and - where possible - suggestions for quality improvement are formulated. For each test a comparison is made between the results of the group of participants and the requirements given by the relevant standard (e.g. EN).