Brewing Analytes Proficiency Scheme

Brewing Analytes Proficiency Scheme

The Brewing Analytes Proficiency Scheme (BAPS) is an international scheme, jointly administered by Campden BRI and LGC Limited, designed to promote quality in the measurement of a range of chemical, microbial and sensory analytes in beer, and to help participants monitor and improve the quality of their measurements. BAPS is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS).

BAPS includes chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis. Participants analyse the samples using their in-house methods and the results are sent to the scheme organisers. Each participant then receives a report comparing their performance with that of all other participants.

This scheme has the advantage that it uses commercial beers with no additions. For brewery groups, the sensory scheme can be run using the breweries' own brands. BAPS management will provide homogeneity in testing of the beers, data processing and preparation of reports. If required, the brand can be used in the BAPS worldwide scheme on an annual basis.

Participating in BAPS enables companies to:

  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of their own quality systems
  • Compare their laboratory's measurements with those of their peers
  • Demonstrate competence to third parties such as accreditation bodies, regulators and customers
  • Monitor trends in measurements over time
  • Monitor an individual's capability as part of their training programme

Further information can be found on the LGC website.

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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