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1 Schedules and prices: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 PHE Food and Water Microbiology External Quality Assessment Schemes 0006 We aim to meet all the s in this document you will be advised as soon as possible if any changes have to be made. Please contact us if you do not receive your samples within seven days of the listed dispatch s Public Health England Food and Environmental Proficiency Testing Unit (FEPTU) 61 Colindale Avenue London NW9 5EQ United Kingdom Tel: + 44 (0) Fax : + 44 (0) Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/external-quality-assessment-eqa-and-proficiency-testing-ptfor-food-water-and-environmental-microbiology FEPTU Page 1 of 10

2 STANDARD SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s 292 S0621 S S0625 S S0629 S S0633 S S0637 S S0641 S /04/ /05/2017 Cronobacter sakazakii detection Listeria spp. (including L. mono) detection L. monocytogenes detection Clostridium perfringens enumeration E. coli enumeration 05/06/ /07/2017 Campylobacter detection Campylobacter enumeration E. coli O157 detection Salmonella detection Enterobacteriaceae enumeration 31/07/ /09/2017 Presumptive B. cereus enumeration Coagulase-positive staphylococci enumeration Listeria spp. (including L. mono) enumeration L. monocytogenes enumeration Coliform enumeration 02/10/ /11/2017 Listeria spp. (including L. mono) detection L. monocytogenes detection Salmonella detection Clostridium perfringens enumeration E. coli enumeration 08/01/ /02/2018 Campylobacter detection Campylobacter enumeration E. coli O157 detection Salmonella detection Enterobacteriaceae enumeration 19/02/ /03/2018 Presumptive B. cereus enumeration Coagulase-positive staphylococci enumeration Listeria spp. (including L. mono) enumeration L. monocytogenes enumeration Coliform enumeration FEPTU Page 2 of 10

3 EUROPEAN MICROBIOLOGY LEGISLATION SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s Food category Examinations and enumerations required EFL41 EFL42 EFL43 EFL44 EFL121 EFL122 EFL123 EFL124 EFL125 EFL126 EFL127 EFL128 EFL129 EFL130 EFL131 EFL132 05/06/ /07/2017 Ready to eat product 02/10/ /11/2017 Miscellaneous 08/01/ /02/2018 Meat 19/02/ /03/2018 Dairy According to the Food Safety or Process Hygiene Criteria NON-PATHOGEN SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 NP057 NP058 NP059 s NP0169 NP0170 NP0171 NP0172 NP0173 NP /04/ /07/ /05/ /09/2017 Pseudomonas spp. Yeasts Moulds Coliforms Enterobacteriaceae Lactic acid bacteria at 30 C 08/01/ /02/2018 All the above enumerations are included for all samples; an option to register for PYM (Pseudomonas spp., yeasts and moulds only) is available FEPTU Page 3 of 10

4 SHELLFISH SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s SF057 SF0122 SF /06/ /07/2017 SF058 SF0124 SF /10/ /11/2017 E. coli MPN Salmonella examination SF059 SF0126 SF /02/ /03/2018 PATHOGENIC VIBRIO SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s V050 V051 V0140 V0141 V0142 V /06/ /07/ /10/ /11/2017 Detection: V. cholerae non-o1 and non-o139 strains V. vulnificus V052 V0144 V /02/ /03/2018 Detection and enumeration: V. parahaemolyticus STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ENTEROTOXIN SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s Examinations required STA035 ST0069 ST /04/ /05/2017 STA036 ST0071 ST /07/ /09/2017 Reconstitute samples, incubate and examine for Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin STA037 ST0073 ST /01/ /02/2018 FEPTU Page 4 of 10

5 ENVIRONMENTAL SWAB SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 ES7 ES8 ES9 ES10 s ES0013 ES0014 ES0015 ES0016 ES0017 ES0018 ES0019 ES0020 Examinations required 10/04/ /05/2017 Enumeration of hygiene indicator organisms Enterobacteriaceae 31/07/ /08/2017 Relevant pathogen relating to outbreak details as provided on the request form 02/10/ /10/2017 Enumeration of hygiene indicator organisms Enterobacteriaceae 19/02/ /03/2018 Relevant pathogen relating to outbreak details as provided on the request form SHIGA TOXIN ESCHERICHIA COLI SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s Examinations required STX3 STX4 STX005 STX006 STX007 STX008 05/06/ /06/ /01/ /02/2018 Detection of Shiga toxin by molecular methods only FEPTU Page 5 of 10

6 LEGIONELLA ISOLATION SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s G107 G107A 08/05/ /06/2017 G107B G108 G108A 03/07/ /08/2017 G109 G108B G109A G109B 06/11/ /12/2017 Detection, enumeration and identification of Legionella spp. included for all samples G110 G110A 29/01/ /03/2018 G110B LEGIONELLA MOLECULAR SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s LM2 LM2A 04/09/ /10/2017 LM2B LM3 LM3A 12/03/ /04/2018 Detection of Legionella spp. by molecular methods only LM3B FEPTU Page 6 of 10

7 RECREATIONAL AND SURFACE WATER SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 S78 S79 S80 s S78A S78B S79A S79B S80A S80B 08/05/ /06/2017 river, lake or stream waters: Coliform bacteria Faecal coliforms Clostridium perfringens Salmonella spp. 03/07/ /08/2017 swimming pool / hydrotherapy pool waters: Coagulase-positive staphylococci Coliform bacteria Total staphylococci Colony count (37ºC/24 hours) 04/09/ /10/2017 marine (bathing beach) waters: Salmonella spp. S81 S82 S83 S81A S81B S82A S82B S83A S83B 06/11/ /12/2017 river, lake or stream waters: Coliform bacteria Faecal coliforms Clostridium perfringens Salmonella spp. 29/01/ /03/2018 swimming pool / hydrotherapy pool waters: Coagulase-positive staphylococci Coliform bacteria Total staphylococci Colony count (37ºC/24 hours) 12/03/ /04/2018 marine (bathing beach) waters: Salmonella spp. FEPTU Page 7 of 10

8 DRINKING WATER SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s W175 W175A 08/05/ /06/2017 W175B W176 W175C W176A 03/07/ /08/2017 W176B W177 W178 W176C W177A W177B W177C W178A W178B 04/09/ /10/ /11/ /12/2017 Coliform bacteria Clostridium perfringens Colony count (37ºC/48 hours) Colony count (22ºC/72 hours) W179 W178C W179A W179B 29/01/ /03/2018 All the above enumerations are included for all samples W180 W179C W180A 12/03/ /04/2018 W180B W180C BOTTLED AND MINERAL WATER SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 BMW16 BMW17 BMW18 s BMW16A BMW16B BMW17A BMW17B BMW18A BMW18B 08/05/ /06/2017 Coliform bacteria 04/09/ /09/2017 Clostridium perfringens Sporulated sulphite-reducing anaerobes 29/01/ /02/2018 Colony count (37ºC/48 hours) Colony count (22ºC/72 hours) All the above enumerations are included for all samples FEPTU Page 8 of 10

9 HOSPITAL WATERS ENDOSCOPE RINSE WATER SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s EW16 EW17 EW16A EW16B EW17A EW17B 08/05/ /06/ /09/ /09/2017 Total viable counts (28ºC - 32ºC for 5 days) Selected samples: EW18 EW18A EW18B 29/01/ /02/2018 Mycobacterium spp. (EW17) Yeasts/moulds (EW18) DIALYSIS WATER SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s DW13 DW13A 03/07/ /07/2017 DW13B DW14 DW14A DW14B 06/11/ /12/2017 Total viable counts (17ºC - 23ºC for 7 days) DW15 DW15A 12/03/ /04/2018 DW15B HOSPITAL TAP WATER SCHEME schedule for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 s HTW10 HTW10A 03/07/ /07/2017 HTW10B HTW11 HTW11A HTW11B 06/11/ /12/2017 HTW12 HTW12A 12/03/ /04/2018 HTW12B HYDROTHERAPY POOL WATERS Please select distributions S79 and or S82 from Recreational and Surface Water Scheme (see page 7) FEPTU Page 9 of 10

10 PRICE LIST: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 PHE External Quality Assessment - Proficiency Testing for Microbiology Number of distributions in full scheme Number of samples in each distribution Food microbiology schemes Price for full scheme Price per distribution (if not registering for the full scheme) Standard six two 1, European Food Microbiology Legislation four three Shellfish three two Non Pathogen three two Non-Pathogen PYM option three two Pathogenic Vibrio three two Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin three two Environmental Swab four two Shiga Toxin two two Water microbiology schemes Legionella Isolation four two Legionella Molecular two two Recreational and Surface Water six two Drinking Water six three 1, Bottled and Mineral Water three two Endoscope Rinse Water three two Dialysis Water three two Hospital Tap Water three two charges: An additional charge will be made for dispatch to laboratories outside the United Kingdom. The charge will be kept to a minimum and does not include local airport tax charges which participants must arrange and cover Additional samples Additional samples are available with every distribution for 50 per sample Repeat samples: Repeat samples are free of charge - available only after a distribution has closed Discount: An invoice value of 2,100 (excluding VAT) will be entitled to a 5% discount The above prices do not include VAT (Value Added Tax) If your laboratory does not participant in all distributions for a scheme the assessment of laboratory performance over time may be compromised For more information about scheme features refer to our brochure (proficiency testing for food and water microbiology) on our website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/external-quality-assessment-eqa-and-proficiency-testing-pt-for-food-waterand-environmental-microbiology FEPTU Page 10 of 10

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