Residue and contaminant analysis

Residue and contaminant analysis

Residue analysis

Residue analysis in a food context is the analysis of contaminants or pesticide residues in a product. Different residues will be analysed by different techniques. Foods can often become contaminated with chemicals that should not be present. These may arise from the growing environment (the soil or the air) or from processing or packaging. We can help you through the maze of possibilities and determine what is present and whether levels are of concern.

We can also offer advice on the origin of the contamination and what can be done to prevent it. Contact us for contaminant analysis and advice on:

  • 3-MCPD (monochloropropanediol) and 1,3-DCP (dichloropropanol).
  • Acrylamide.
  • Antibiotics.
  • Benzene.
  • Ethylene oxide testing.
  • Food taints - including wine taints.
  • Furans.
  • Heavy metals and trace elements - including iron, lead, copper, zinc, tin, cadmium, arsenic and mercury.
  • Illegal colours (e.g. Sudan I).
  • Melamine.
  • Mycotoxins - including ochratoxin, aflatoxin, zearalenone and patulin.
  • Nitrate and nitrites.
  • Packaging contaminants.
  • Pesticide analysis and taint identification.
  • Phthalates.
  • Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
  • Solvents.

Key services

Nutritional analysis

Nutritional analysis

An extensive range of nutritional analysis capabilities..

Vitamin analysis

Vitamin analysis

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Important to nutritional analysis and understanding the effects of processing.

Trace metal analysis

Trace metal analysis

The detection of metals or their compounds at very low levels.

Natural toxins and allergens

Natural toxins and allergens

Analyses to see if a hazard exists in your products.

Residue and contaminant analysis

Residue and contaminant analysis

Analysis of contaminants or pesticide residues in a product.

Melamine analysis

Melamine analysis

Rapid, sensitive method for determining melamine and cyanuric acid levels.

Authenticity testing

Authenticity testing

Is your product what it says it is?

Food quality and spoilage - chemical issues

Food quality and spoilage - chemical issues

Expertise in a variety of areas to help you identify quality and spoilage issues.

Pesticide analysis

Pesticide analysis

Authoritative information and analytical testing.

Acrylamide testing

Acrylamide testing

Ways to reduce the levels of acrylamide in products. .

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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 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

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