Katie Mattson

Katie Mattson is the Proficiency Program Coordinator at Cherney Microbiological Services. She has been with Cherney for 11 years in various roles within the laboratory before assuming the role of PT Coordinator 5 years ago.

Recent Posts

Ready for a Midyear Check-In? Performing Due Diligence with your PT Participation

We started off the year discussing the importance of participating within a Proficiency Testing (PT) program if you are generating internal testing results within your facility. Without this valuable information, your company may be at risk due to not knowing with 100% accuracy that the results being generated are true.  In the world of food safety today, this should not be one of those toss a coin moments.  Simple but true – if you are generating your own results, MAKE SURE you are participating in a PT program!

5 Steps to Ensuring Accurate Proficiency Testing (PT) Results

Does your company perform internal testing on your products? Do you know if they are accurate – meaning, are you confident that they are correct?  Are all of your technician’s performing testing the same way?  Are they following written documented procedures or performing the techniques because “that is how they were trained?”  If you have answered yes (or no) to any of these questions, you should consider participating in a proficiency testing (PT) program.  Whether the program itself is new or old to you, these 5 steps can help ensure you achieve accurate testing results.