Carrying out a range of trials to determine the shelf-life of a product can be very time-consuming - especially when
developing new products, when a range of alternative scenarios might be under consideration.
Predictive microbiology is the computer simulation of the growth of microorganisms in foods in response to temperature,
pH (acidity), oxygen levels, and preservative factors such as salt and sugar. This allows a more targeted approach to
challenge testing or other shelf-life testing. Parameters such as lag
time, and time to reach a specific level can be predicted. As well as comparing different virtual versions of new products, predictions can
also be used in troubleshooting, where a production problem such as increased storage temperature has occurred.
Campden BRI has developed a suite of predictive models for different product groups and for different organisms. Download
the Campden BRI Predictive microbiological models PDF.
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