Campden BRI's rapid and sensitive method for determining melamine and cyanuric acid levels in food uses LC/MS/MS and has a Limit of Quantification of 50ppb, much lower than the legal threshold for melamine in food products.
Melamine is a substance used to make plastics and fertilizers and should not be present in food. In combination with cyanuric acid it can lead to kidney failure, through crystal formation in the kidneys.
Melamine is known to be deliberately added to food products to boost its apparent protein content. The European Commission has ruled that any product containing more than 2.5mg/kg melamine must be withdrawn from sale and destroyed.
Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation
The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 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