Ensuring safe food packaging or food contact materials through migration and taint analysis and testing is key to avoid
loss of consumer confidence, brand damage and costly product recall.
Packaging migration and taints result from foreign chemical contamination in food, which can occur at any point of the
global food supply chain and their analysis can be complex and challenging.
How we can help
Our knowledge of the relevant legislation, as well as technical expertise in food packaging migration and taint analysis,
allow us to address issues and develop new analytical methods to support all stakeholders from developers, converters, to brands and retailers
and ensure regulatory compliance.
We then either advise on further food packaging migration and taint analysis or take investigative action to determine
root cause and prevent future occurrence.
It is important that packaging does not transfer its constituents, such as heavy metals and plastic monomers, into food
and drink, to the detriment of the products quality.
We have a range of UKAS accredited methods for testing compliance with legal requirements for both heavy metal transfer
and plastic migration from the packaging into the food.
As well as 'global' migration analysis, our non-exhaustive list of migration testing covers:
Consumers should expect a consistent experience. Chemical taints can arise through various routes and understanding the
cause of a particular taint helps to prevent its recurrence.
Our non-exhaustive list of taint testing covers:
- Sensory analysis of food and drink
- Chemical analysis to determine the nature and severity of a problem
- Off flavours in new product development
- Flavour deterioration on storage
- Taint analysis from packaging
Partner with us, the experts in packaging
Working with us means partnering with a dedicated team with extensive experience in packaging testing to support your
food contact packaging development from early-stage R&D to recycling and beyond.
Contact us to find out how we can help you.
Packaging must be able to withstand the rigours of distribution and storage.
Different tests can be performed to assess the quality of paper or board.
Testing of canned products within metal packaging may be required for various reasons including product/pack compatibility.
Different tests can be performed to assess the quality and strength of plastics.
Ensuring the correct gas composition and gas:product volume ratio is critical.
Microscopy can use a range of techniques to examine packaging materials including plastic and metal.
Packaging must not transfer its constituents into food to the detriment of the food's quality.
We can assess internal and external dimensions for any defects and breaching of critical seam parameters
List of all packaging analysis and tests available.
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