Science and technology for the food and drink industry

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The food and drink industry is facing significant challenges. Finding the right partner to deliver understanding and the optimal response is critical. Campden BRI is a leader in global food and drink science and research, possessing both the knowledge and practical expertise to deliver results that safeguard businesses and unlock opportunities.

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3 Reasons why food quality and safety can be compromised by packaging materials

Food packaging plays a crucial role in the quality and safety of food products. From the processing line to consumers' shopping bags, it has to protect food from contamination and endure transportation, handling and storage without any damage.


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BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9: a guide to key changes

This short guide will help you to understand the key changes that have been made and how they will affect your business.


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Replacement of shellac in food

Since January 2022, the Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom (UK) no longer permits the use of their trademark logo on new products containing the food additive shellac (E904). Companies currently using this ingredient face the challenge of reformulation.


Shelf life

Things you need to consider when setting a shelf life

The shelf-life of a product is the time that it remains acceptable to eat. Within the shelf life the product will remain safe and retain the desired sensory, chemical, physical and microbiological characteristics.



Reducing Hepatitis E through thermal inactivation

With concern about the level of cooking required to eliminate HEV from potentially contaminated food, Campden BRI have been part of a major Food Standards Agency (FSA) funded research project aimed at developing a thermal inactivation model for Hepatitis E virus (HEV).


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Five drivers impacting global food safety

As the transformation in the way we produce, distribute and consume food continues, there is a need for effective and proactive food safety management that keeps pace with the changing global context.


COVID-19 information and services

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

In response to the current pandemic, we are developing methods to help the food industry control and detect SARS-CoV-2.

New swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

These swab tests allow us to check for the virus on your premises. Allowing you to check your cleaning regimes are effective or as a way to reassure your workforce.

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Our food management systems specialists provide a checklist of actions and tips to help guard your factory from SARS-CoV-2.

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Validation of air cleaning systems

With our purpose-built aerobiology laboratory capable of representing factory conditions, our experienced microbiologists have developed a new test procedure to validate air cleaning systems on a scale not replicated elsewhere in the UK.

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