Covance Proficiency Programs

Sponsor Sampling Type Tests Performed
AACC

Dietary fiber

Fat and fatty acids

Microbiological analyses
(including pathogens)

HPLC sugar analysis

Vitamins, minerals, proximate

Vitamins, minerals, proximate
AOCS

Cottonseed meal

Oil standard

Egg powder

Soybean oil

Cheese powder

Aflatoxin, cholesterol, fatty acid profile with trans fat
FAPAS

Canned fish

Wines

Bars

Vegetable fat

Shakes

ICP mass spectrometry
FPA

Various products for total nutrients profile with trans fat

Vitamins/minerals, amino acids, proximate, sugar, fatty acid
USDA

Meat products

Protein, fat, moisture, salt, sulfonamide
AOAC Mashed Potatoes Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli O157:H7, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Plate Count, Coliform, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Yeast, Mold, Bacillus cereus.
API Meat products Aerobic Plate Count, Bacillus cereus, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Listeria, Mold, Yeast, Staphylococcus aureus.
API Meat products Detection and identification of Shiga Toxin producing E. coli; includes the “Big 6” non-O157:H7 STEC and toxin producing strains of O157:H7