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Mark Sykes



All for a better wine

20 November 2018 | By

Mark Sykes, scientific advisor to proficiency testing, Fapas, discusses the importance of testing and reviewing laboratory practices in order to provide a consistent and high-quality end product.


Applying external quality control in food testing labs

2 September 2017 | By

Quality control (QC) in food testing laboratories is often considered a necessary burden. A lot of time, money and effort goes into establishing QC mechanisms, especially for accreditation purposes. Mark Sykes, Scientific Advisor to Proficiency Testing at Fera Science, explains why the QC process should be normal, routine and have…