What is the ASBC Laboratory Proficiency Program?
The ASBC Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) is an important quality tool for laboratories testing brewing raw materials and the final brewed products. The program is an excellent way to validate a subscriber's measurement process. This enables subscribers worldwide to assess and strengthen their quality standards by evaluating the accuracy and consistency of their results.
The Society recognizes the need for a service by which laboratories can check their procedures and compare results with peer laboratories on a regular basis. ASBC offers a variety of beer, hops, malted barley, and barley samples that enable brewing and malting laboratories to:
- Routinely evaluate instrument performance
- Monitor the use of correct analytical techniques by laboratory personnel
- Identify opportunities to improve the quality of laboratory results
- Verify the reliability and accuracy of contract laboratories