Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis of food studies the chemical composition and structure of food. Understanding the chemical make-up of products is essential for a variety of reasons: health claims, nutrition labelling and allergen warnings. As well as the 'normal' nutritional composition of food, it can help with assessing levels of natural toxicants, allergens and potential contaminants - such as pesticides and packaging migrants.

At Campden BRI we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and state-of-the-art equipment (such as gas chromatography and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry) for chemical analysis and related issues, such as meat content calculations.

We also administer and take part in Proficiency Schemes, which are designed to monitor and improve the quality of analytical laboratories. One such is the Brewing Analytes Proficiency Scheme (BAPS).

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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 services Testing services information.

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Food analysis and testing

Explore our analysis and testing related courses including; calculating meat content and wine analysis

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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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