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.
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