Accuracy of Food Testing: A Concern with Christopher C. Snabes, B.S., M.S., CFS, Food Technical Specialist, the American Proficiency Institute.
Christopher C. Snabes, B.S., M.S., CFS is a Food Technical Specialist at the American Proficiency Institute (API). Mr. Snabes is among the first in the nation to earn the Certified Food Scientist credential – CFS – from the Institute of Food Technologists. This credential recognizes his knowledge and applied skills in food science. Mr. Snabes has been an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College, and has worked in the private sector to improve the quality and efficiency of the food laboratory. Mr. Snabes is here today as the lead author of the API study, Pathogen Detection in Food Microbiology Laboratories: An Analysis of Proficiency Test Performance.
Agenda: 1) Introduction. 2) What are food testing laboratories? 3) What do they test? 4) What is proficiency testing? 5) A report by the American Proficiency Institute (API) expresses concern about accuracy. 6) About 40,000 food laboratory proficiency tests conducted over the last 14 years. 7) Reporting: False negatives/False positives 8) Conclusion.
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