The circuit “BPA IN FOOD” is a collaborative (non-evaluative) interlaboratory test aiming at determining BPA concentrations in naturally-contaminated food (non-spiked food matrices). The concentrations under exam are those foreseen by present and future regulatory limits. The first objective of the circuit is to explore the matrix effect on several concentration levels and complex food matrices: canned fish and canned vegetables. The second objective is to allow all of the participating laboratories to perform the validation of the analytical method that has been used.
Each participating laboratory will receive an articulated set of samples that will have to be analysed entirely by following the relevant instructions. At the end of the collaborative trial, each laboratory will receive a report in compliance with ISO 17043 and ISO 13528 and usable for the purpose of the accreditation of the method. The participation to the interlaboratory is free and includes the shipping costs in Europe. NOTE: the nature of the samples, naturally contaminated food matrices, implies that the sets of samples are only available in a limited number. The guarantee of anonymity allows us to assign them exclusively in order of registration.