CLAS

CLAS

CLAS (the Campden Laboratory Accreditation Scheme) is the leading independent laboratory accreditation scheme for food industry laboratories. CLAS was established specifically to meet the need for a recognised standard for food, drink and allied laboratories.

CLAS will help these in achieving consistent, reliable and verifiable results. Nowadays this is often seen as essential in securing relationships with existing clients and acquiring new ones.

Benefits of CLAS

  • Verifies technical competence.
  • Gives confidence in results.
  • Assists Due Diligence Defence.
  • Contributes to other quality systems/certifications (e.g. BRC, ISO 9000).
  • Experienced, technically competent assessors.
  • Clear reporting and categorisation of audit findings.

CLAS structure

  • Addresses principles of International Laboratory Quality Standard ISO 17025.
  • Sets standards for good laboratory practice.
  • Complies with BRC Global Standard – Food.
  • Has broad applicability:
    • Food, Drink, Water, Environmental, Cereal, Toiletries, Raw Materials.
    • Microbiology, Chemistry, Milling, Sensory.
  • Over 200 laboratories covered annually from the UK and overseas.
  • Practical, prompt, efficient service operated under Campden BRI ISO 9001 certification.

Added value built into assessments

  • Positive feedback.
  • Advice on resolution of nonconformances.
  • Suggestions to improve operations and enhance efficiency.

Key services

Bowtie risk assessment

Bowtie risk assessment

Bowtie risk assessment tool to help you manage risks.

Auditing services

Auditing services

Campden BRI are regularly involved in a wide range of auditing services.

HACCP audit scheme

HACCP audit scheme

Widely recognised within the industry for our expertise in HACCP.

Quality system development

Quality system development

We can help clients in all aspects of quality management.

HACCP in manufacturing

HACCP in manufacturing

Our HACCP products and services are based on extensive experience helping with the development and implementation of HACCP–based systems.

CLAS (Campden Laboratory
                            Accreditation Scheme)

CLAS (Campden Laboratory Accreditation Scheme)

Leading scheme for laboratories. Established specifically to meet the need for a recognised standard for food, drink and allied laboratories.

Retailer supplementary audit scheme

Retailer supplementary audit (RSA) scheme

Drives delivery of consistent, accurate, reliable, defendable and timely results for the benefit of retailers and their suppliers.

Culture excellence

Culture excellence

The Culture Excellence Program is a unique solution for the measurement, analysis and improvement of safety and quality culture

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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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