Ethylene oxide residue testing

Ethylene oxide residue testing

Ensure the quality and safety of your food products and protect your brand reputation with ethylene oxide and 2-Chloroethanol residue testing from Campden BRI.

Ethylene oxide is a toxic compound with carcinogenic and mutagenic concerns. Residues of ethylene oxide in food can lead to the formation of another toxic compound: 2-Chloroethanol. As a result, its use with food and raw materials for food is banned in Europe. Nevertheless, ethylene oxide is still used by many countries for fumigation before export.

Importance of ethylene oxide residual testing

Testing for ethylene oxide residues in food before products are placed on the market not only, protects your brand reputation, but also prevents financial losses due to product recalls.

Campden BRI Benefits

As a reliable partner for food manufacturers, we provide testing and analysis for ethylene oxide for all food groups, processed foods and raw materials contamination using gas chromatograph mass-spectrometer (GC-MS) in our food testing laboratories.

We provide precise testing services so that you can ensure the safety of your products and retain consumer trust in your brand. Using our expertise in worldwide markets, we also ensure your products are safe to market, reducing risk to all stakeholders involved in your global food chain.

Your results explained

The residue definition of ethylene oxide as a pesticide contains both ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol. The result is reported as the sum of ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol.

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Danielle Cawdron

About Danielle Cawdron

Danielle Cawdron joined Campden BRI in 2009 as a technician in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department having graduated with a Masters degree in Chemistry.

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Ethylene oxide residue testing

Ethylene oxide residue testing

Precise testing services to ensure the safety of your products and retain consumer trust.

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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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