Potential brewing contaminants analysis

Potential brewing contaminants analysis

We use our experience from brewing on-site and data trending over many years to offer a comprehensive range of analyses to monitor analytes of interest in beer. Our expertise in harvest variations, average analyte values in each beer type and the production processes across the industry make us the laboratory of choice for support with your food safety results. Our complementary expertise in the regulatory area allows us to provide an unrivalled service to brewers of all sizes.

For example Two Lists of Accepted Agrochemicals for the brewing industry have been developed; one for cereals and one for hops. Additional guidance for using the hop list can be found here. The Accepted List for cereals details the agrochemicals that are accepted for use on malting barley or wheat and, for each active ingredient, lists the EU and Codex Maximum Residue Limits (MRL), EU and UK expiry dates and any limitations of use. The Accepted List for Hops details similar information for hops grown in the UK, hops grown in the EU but outside of the UK and hops imported into the UK from outside the EU.

Analytes we test for include:

  • Nitrosamines testing (NMDA and ATNC)
  • Mycotoxins testing (eg DON, Ochratoxin A, Aflatoxin, Cytochalasin, Fumonisins)
  • Pesticide residue analysis
  • MCPD analysis
  • Taints and processing contaminants testing eg Bisphenol A
  • Acrylamide analysis
  • 4-MI
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Brewing training courses

Explore our Brewing related courses including; Brewing – an introduction and Brewery microbiology – an introduction

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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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