Packaging migration refers to the transfer of chemical components from packaging into a foodstuff. Depending on the
packaging type, this could include plastic monomers or plasticisers, printing inks, heavy metals, and adhesives.
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:
- Vinyl acetate
- Bisphenol A
- BADGE, NOGE, BFDGE
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