Food packaging migration and taint analysis

Food packaging migration and taint analysis

Migration analysis

Packaging must not transfer its constituents into food to the detriment of the food's quality. Legislation is very strict, especially regarding heavy metals and plastics monomers. At Campden BRI 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, we can also investigate migration of Formaldehyde, Acrylonitrile, Vinyl acetate, Bisphenol A, BADGE, NOGE, BFDGE, Photoinitiators and Phthalates.

Taint analysis

Chemical taints can arise through a number of routes - and understanding the cause of a particular taint is a prerequisite for preventing its recurrence. At Campden BRI, we have a range of skills to help you find the source of your problem. Expert sensory specialists can describe the nature of the taint, and this information can be used by our analytical chemists to determine the exact nature of the problem. This can then lead to an understanding of its source. Potential problems can also be evaluated to determine their severity. Is the chemical you are concerned about actually in the product and, if so, can it be detected in the food by the consumer? Our chemical and sensory analysis expertise can find the answers for you.

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

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

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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