Microbiological analysis of food products is the use of biological, biochemical, molecular or chemical methods for the
detection, identification or enumeration of microorganisms in a material (e.g. food, drink, environmental or clinical sample). It is often
applied to disease causing and spoilage microorganisms.
End-product testing remains a vital part of any food manufacturing control strategy. In products in which microorganisms
can survive and grow, routine microbiological analysis is important to confirm that manufacturing control mechanisms are effective. It is also
necessary for the checking of raw material quality (e.g. to confirm that they are within
specification), or for investigating customer complaints.
At Campden BRI, we undertake a wide range of tests covering pathogens, spoilage organisms, and indicator organisms
(those that, although not a problem in themselves, might indicate that there is a potential or hidden problem in the production chain). We can
also identify unknown microorganisms, and classify them to a specific strain, and offer advice on
the latest rapid methods. This all takes place in our purpose built laboratory suite, which provides excellent
separation of activities and the highest standard of laboratory practice.
If you have your own in-house microbiological testing facilities, our relaunched
Campden Microbiology Proficiency Scheme will help you assess how good your laboratory analyses are.
Environmental testing and prevention to help the food industry control SARS-CoV-2.
Covering pathogens, spoilage organisms, and indicator organisms
Pre-set criteria that are used to verify HACCP and good practices.
Situation analysis and establish why it occurred.
Product safety, retaining sensory, microbiological and chemical characteristics.
A practical study to determine the behaviour of relevant organisms.
Computer simulation of the growth of microorganisms.
A complete service which can incorporate sensory and chemical analysis.
A key part of the management of food safety and quality
Advice on most suitable methods for use.
Evaluating microbiological methods, validation and interpretation.
Helping to guide clients through the complex evaluation process.
Expertise in issues relating to microbiology laboratories.
Advice on different heating regimes.
Determine whether the process you are using will be sufficient to achieve your aims.
Foodborne viruses are a safety challenge for a range of foods.
Our newly upgraded Proficiency Scheme.
Independent laboratory audit required by M&S/Tesco.
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