Microbiological food spoilage and food poisoning are two of the major concerns of most food companies. Preventing food
poisoning and reducing or delaying spoilage are priorities for all manufacturers and retailers. At Campden BRI, we offer microbiology testing.
As well as routine microbiological analysis to determine levels of microorganisms in foods, we can
identify what the organisms are, and whether they will affect the
shelf-life of the food, as well as investigating the source of any
contamination problems. We can evaluate real factory scenarios in our newly commissioned
Microbiology Process Hall, and can also offer advice if you have a problem with
We also have expertise in the response of microorganisms to food processing
regimes (e.g. washing, heating, high pressure), and can advise on how changes to ingredients, packaging and processing as part of
product development might affect microbial shelf-life -
identifying the hazards and risks of each situation.
For those companies with in-house microbiological testing facilities, we can offer advice on which
methods to use, as well as on laboratory design, with accreditation
available through CLAS, the Campden Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. And our relaunched
Campden Microbiology Proficiency Scheme will help you assess how good your laboratory analyses
Does your laboratory undertake pathogen tests for M&S plc and/or Tesco plc? It will need to participate in the
Campden BRI Retailer supplementary audit (RSA) scheme to meet these retailers' requirements
You may also be interested in:
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.
We can help evaluate a situation and establish why it occurred.
Product safety, retaining acceptable 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
We can advise methods most suitable for use in your particular area.
Services for evaluating microbiological methods, validation and interpretation.
Helping to guide clients through the complex evaluation process.
Expertise in issues relating to microbiology laboratories.
Advice on the susceptibility of microorganisms to 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