RAEMA (Réseau d’Analyses et d’Echanges en Microbiologie des Aliments) is a Proficiency Testing scheme in food microbiology. Created in 1988, it enables approximately 400 laboratories to check the quality of their services. Since 2007, ASA has been accreditated by Cofrac according to ISO 17043 (accreditation N° 1-1836 scope available on as the provider of RAEMA.

RAEMA enables laboratories to assess their performance for:
- Detection of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes - Enumeration of Aerobic microorganisms at 30°C, Enterobacteriaceae, coliforms, Escherichia coli, Clostridium perfringens, coagulase positive staphylococci and Listeria monocytogenes.

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During the two annual schemes, five samples are artificially contaminated and are sent to participants. The analysis of their results enables to assess the precision and the trueness of their assays. Each sending leads to a report which allows laboratories to use their results and compare them to all the results obtained by all the participants.


In order to complete this offer, the Gel RAEMA has been setting up since 2010, with 2 annual schemes. Approximately 100 laboratories participate to these schemes and choose the flora in the menu among: Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas, Lactic acid bacteria and yeast/moulds. Assessement of the trueness is only proposed during these tests and the analysis of the results leads to a report including the results of all participants.

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