Cooking instruction trials you can trust
Our expert team consists of qualified chefs, thermal process engineers, physicists and food technology experts. They have
unrivalled experience and knowledge across the complete range of domestic cooking appliances – including ovens (gas, electric and fan), hobs,
grills, microwaves, air fryers, deep fat fryers, steamers and toasters – and have helped write BRC Cooking Instruction
Guidance and retailer protocols.
Check out our white paper on BRCGS for Food Safety Clause 5.2.5: Cooking (heating) instruction validation, and the detail
behind best practice instruction generation, validation and verification
We offer a simple price structure with a ‘whole service’ encompassed in the standard price. Trials can be performed
according to a specific retailer’s protocol or according to Campden BRI test methods.
As standard we will track the product cook temperature live using temperature probes in situ. If instructions
provided don’t meet cook targets (e.g. 70°C for 2 minutes thermal process), then we will cook on and provide a new instruction, all included in
the standard price.
We offer a 5-day turnaround as standard but can do faster turnarounds on request.
See summary of what we include in our verification or generation trials, detailed clearly and concisely in our reports, as standard:
- Product images post cook
- Temperature profiles of product during cook (see graph below)
- Calibration on the day of test for most appliances (with graphs if appropriate)
- Full tables of results
- Product sensory comments
- A verified cooking instruction based on scientific results
- Back of Pack Instruction format suggestion
- Product weights (always) and cook loss (if requested)
Also included is the access to our helpful team experts, who can support you if the results are not as expected.
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