Phil Smith

Phil is Head of Sales for the Fapas® Proficiency Testing business within Fera and has been involved with proficiency testing in the food industry since 1990.

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  • Area of expertise
    Proficiency Testing
  • Years of experience
    30+
  • Highest qualification
    BSc (Hons)

Phil is Head of Sales for the Fapas® Proficiency Testing business within Fera and has been involved with proficiency testing in the food industry since 1990. Trained as a clinical microbiologist, Phil has extensive knowledge of culture media and experience in advising food microbiologists with issues and questions around traditional cultural methods. He has co-authored a paper describing the first use of a chromogenic culture medium for the isolation of Listeria spp. and the associated performance improvement compared to the non-chromogenic equivalent medium.

Phil has participated in the delivery of training for proficiency testing providers (Brazil, Turkey) and has presented at various PT and Quality conferences, seminars and workshops. Phil has worked closely with many of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturing companies, to deliver customised PT programmes of varying complexity and size, from 10 to 400+ laboratories.

More about FAPAS

Fapas is a world renowned accredited proficiency testing provider, supporting the food and water testing industries since 1990. We support laboratories to help them to achieve the quality of analysis demanded of them by their customers, accreditation bodies and managers.

We supply hundreds of proficiency tests a year to thousands of laboratories across all continents of the world, except Antarctica.  We supply real matrix test samples for all routine analytical disciplines in the fields of food chemistry, food microbiology, genetically modified materials, drinking water chemistry and microbiology, environmental chemistry and microbiology.

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Services

Phil and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality assurance and participation is an expected requirement of ISO 17025 accreditation. Fapas proficiency testing provides an independent assessment of your laboratory performance and compares your results to laboratories worldwide.

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Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

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Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

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All Our Food Safety Science
Services

Phil and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing is an essential part of laboratory quality assurance and participation is an expected requirement of ISO 17025 accreditation. Fapas proficiency testing provides an independent assessment of your laboratory performance and compares your results to laboratories worldwide.

Learn more

Contaminant Testing

Our experts focus on the scientific research relating to intentionally added food components and to those arising from chemical changes during food processing, bioactive chemicals and natural toxicants.

Learn more

Authenticity Testing

Fera's analysts use industry leading techniques and cutting edge technologies to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, protecting public health and traceability.

Learn more

All Our Food Safety Science

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