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.
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