Malting and brewing trials for agrochemical residues testing

Malting and brewing trials for agrochemical residues testing

Campden BRI carries out trials of new active ingredients in agrochemicals used on cereals that are destined for the malting, brewing and distilling industries. Samples of a control barley and the treated barley are malted and brewed using the pilot plants followed by extensive analysis of the barley, malt, wort and beer to ensure that they have no adverse effects. These trials are carried out under Campden BRI’s Oreto certification. These agrochemicals must already be authorised for use in the UK by the Chemicals Regulation Division of the HSE. The BBPA Agrochemicals Working Party, which comprises senior representatives from the malting, brewing and related industries, then decides, based on the analysis data, whether the active ingredient can be added to the list of “Agrochemicals Accepted by the British Beer and Pub Association and Campden BRI for Use on Cereals”. It lists the active ingredients in agrochemicals that have been granted regulatory approval for use in the UK on cereals destined for the malting and brewing industries together with dates of expiry of regulatory approval, restrictions on use and maximum residue limits.

This list is used by growers, maltsters, brewers and distillers to provide greater reassurance about agrochemicals intended for use on cereals destined for malting, brewing and distilling.

The new version of the list of is now available as BBPA Technical circular 480, issued November 2019. This is available on the Campden BRI website as well as on BBPA, MAGB, AHDB and other websites.

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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