Meat, poultry and seafood analysis and testing

Raw meat and fish

In recent years, the meat, poultry and seafood sectors have faced some challenges, with several reported cases of food ‘fraud’ or quality issues. To avoid adverse media comments and maintain high standards, processors must ensure nutritional and compositional quality across their operations. Robust and effective due diligence that includes regular quality testing, is key to building and maintaining customer confidence.

As a leading independent provider of testing and analysis services to the global food industry, we have a wealth of experience supporting meat, poultry and seafood suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to overcome challenges. We help ensure products are manufactured to high standards and are compliant with local and international regulations.

We offer a comprehensive range of analytical services and training programmes to support the safety and quality of raw materials and semi-manufactured or finished products. Our experts work closely with you to design an adaptable testing /due diligence programme to suit your current and future business needs. We can also support you when novel risks/regulations arise.

Tailored to your requirements and specifications, we offer a number of testing options:

  • Testing for meat/fish content (including composite foods)
  • Testing for added water
  • Testing for added phosphates
  • Cooking efficiency test using alkaline phosphatase
  • Evaluation of colour and texture
  • Determination of meat/bone ratio by separation
  • Generating and verifying domestic cooking guidance
  • Determining if products sold as fresh have been previously frozen
  • Identification of meat species by Real-Time PCR
  • Testing for pinking (such as nitrosomyoglobin and other pigments)
  • Rancidity assessment using TBA (thiobarbituric acid) value determination
  • Estimation for TVN (Total Volatile Nitrogen)
  • Visual assessment of mechanically recovered meat

Our teams have deep knowledge and experience in both laboratory and food manufacturing environments. Working closely with you, we can offer a comprehensive and bespoke solution to your needs with:

Contact us and speak to our experts. Our teams of analysts will quickly assess your requirements and design a suitable solution for your business.

With our experience and expertise in food safety and quality testing, we deliver, outstanding technical support, quality results and customised solutions. Our experts stay up to date with the latest developments in regulations, so you can be confident your receiving timely advice and support.

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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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