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30th June 2023  Content supplied by: BIPEA

Provider of Proficiency Testing Programs for Food and Environmental Testing

Created in 1970, BIPEA is an independent non-profit organization providing proficiency testing programs for laboratories concerned with quality control and analytical accuracy.

Present in more than 160 countries worldwide, our services cover different analytes in food, feed, environment, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

We offer the opportunity to evaluate the accuracy of your laboratory's results and to improve your efficiency. Our programs can be used to check the correct set-up and function of equipment, the technical skills of your staff, and to keep up to date with the requirements of quality standards.

BIPEA offers more than 150 programs of interlaboratory comparisons covering a wide range of analytes and matrices in microbiology, physics and chemistry, and sensory.

Our services include the design and manufacture of tests, shipment via express courier, efficient scientific and technical support, fast delivery of statistical reports, and an excellent working relationship with our participating laboratories.

BIPEA's PTS uses real samples such as fresh meat, fish, flour, wine, juice, milk, feed, water, fertilizers, cosmetics, and can offer more than 15 analytes for detection and enumeration:

  • Acetic and Lactic Acid Bacteria.
  • Alicyclobacillus
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms at 30°C
  • Cronobacter
  • Enterobacteria
  • Escherichia coli
  • E.coli O157
  • Foodborne Viruses - GI Norovirus, GII Norovirus, Hepatitis A virus
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas spp
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcal Enterotoxin
  • Thermotolerant coliforms
  • Total coliforms
  • Yeasts and Moulds

Our organization is certified ISO 9001 by the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and accredited by COFRAC according to the ISO/IEC 17043 standard for the organization of proficiency testing programs (scope 1-1495 available on

Today, we have nearly 2500 participating laboratories. To learn more about our Proficiency Testing programs, please contact BIPEA at or use the Request Information button below.

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Date Published: 30th June 2023

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