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.

Key services

Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis

Understanding the chemical make-up of your products is essential.

Physical contaminants

Physical contaminants

Identification of unwanted physical objects present in a product.

Packaging down the microscope

Packaging down the microscope

Microscopy use a range of techniques to examine packaging materials including plastic and metal.

Structure and physical properties

Structure and physical properties

Methods for objective characterisation of food structure and physical properties.

Method development and evaluation

Method development and evaluation

Development of a robust methods for analysis and testing.

Foreign body identification

Foreign body identification

Identification of unwanted physical objects present in a product.

Foreign body ID scheme

Foreign body identification scheme

Run independently from our own foreign body laboratory, the FOBS scheme enables other laboratories to check their competence in the identification of foreign bodies.

Cereals and milling services

Cereals and milling services

Cereals and milling testing services information, pricing and submission.

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Brewing training courses

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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 www.ukas.com

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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