Food product specifications

Food product specifications

Food quality specifications are guidelines that are used to help develop food and drink products. Written by manufacturers and retailers from the industry, these cover product colour, flavour, and texture, as well as tolerances for specific defects.

Food quality specifications can be used as a standard in their own right, or as a basis for companies to negotiate their own quality standards.

Applicable to both UK and imported food products, these specifications were written and validated by Campden BRI industrial Working Parties (specification clubs) which include representatives from food manufacturers, caterers, importers, distributors, co–operatives and retailers. Using text and tables these are practical guides to quality standards, which are unambiguous and easy to interpret. Where appropriate, illustrations are used to clarify terms and definitions used.

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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

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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