Proficiency Testing Program

Since 1930 AAFCO’s Proficiency Testing Program has been internationally noted for supporting laboratories testing feeds, feed ingredients and pet foods. Four unique proficiency testing schemes target different testing needs. Extra materials from each testing round are offered for purchase as Quality Reference Materials (QRMs). Please refer to links below for detailed information.

ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Certificate and Scope (updated Feb 15, 2018)
Participant Guidebook (effective May 25, 2018)
Funding statement

Animal Feed Scheme

The Animal Feed Scheme consists of monthly rounds of a commercial feed, covering a wide variety of feeds and supplements with nutrients, drugs, antibiotics, minerals, and vitamins. Available worldwide, the subscription cost for 2018 is $375 plus shipping.  Subscribe using the web form below:

Pet Food Scheme

The Pet Food Scheme consists of quarterly rounds of a pet food ingredient and includes ingredients derived from animal and plant sources. The Scheme also distributes a fifth round of dry pet food coinciding with the Animal Feed Scheme. Available worldwide, the subscription cost for 2018 is $375 plus shipping.  Subscribe using the web form below:

Mycotoxin Contaminants Scheme

The Mycotoxin Contaminants Scheme consists of quarterly rounds of animal feed or pet food that has been contaminated with naturally incurred mycotoxins, including aflatoxins, fumonisins, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, ochratoxin A and T-2 toxin. Available worldwide, the subscription cost for 2018 is $550 plus shipping. Subscribe using the web form below:

Minerals Scheme

The Minerals Scheme consists of quarterly rounds of animal feed, pet food, and food materials with both naturally occurring and spiked Al, As, B, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, F, I, Pb, Hg, Mo, Ni, Se, S and V at concentrations of health/toxicological significance. Available worldwide, the subscription cost for 2018 is $375 plus shipping. Subscribe using the web form below:

AAFCO Headquarters Office
1800 S. Oak Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820-6974
Phone: 217-356-4221 --- Fax: 217-398-4119
Email: aafco@aafco.org
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