Get the optimal shelf-life performance from your products
Short shelf-life performance can critically impact on the value of your product, both to you and your customers.
Campden BRI is a leading provider of testing and analysis services to the global food industry. We take a holistic approach
to shelf-life testing that provides insight into all aspects of the food. We can assess how your product performs over time and identify the
changes to ingredients, packaging or to other contributory factors that will help lengthen shelf-life across a variety of product types, to deliver
results you can trust.
Using state-of-the-art facilities and the latest methods and technology, you can be sure of a high-quality service that
will reduce the risk of product recalls and identify the causes of reduced shelf-life, helping you to improve your products, processes and
ultimately your profitability.
When do you need to perform shelf-life studies
- Change in distribution conditions
- New product formulations
- To verify a new production or storage condition
- Change of packaging material
What you can expect from a partnership with us
As your testing partner, we are passionate about solving your challenges. Some of our services are detailed below but this is not an exhaustive
list. Talk to us about any shelf-life issues you may have and we can identify appropriate action. Taking a case-by-case approach our experts can
carry out the following analysis and testing:
In addition, shelf-life studies include:
- Studies of “temperature abuse” or “cold chain breakage” (e.g. during transportation, storage, at point of sale or at end-consumer before
- Simulations with predictive models calculating the potential growth rate of microorganisms
- Accelerated shelf-life to predict the real shelf- life, by using special storage conditions (light, temperature, humidity, etc.) to ease the
acceleration of chemical reactions that would take longer in normal conditions
- Challenge studies with various spoilage or pathogen organisms such as Listeria monocytogenes or yeasts
- Packaging performance and interaction evaluation
For more information on our shelf-life studies service and how we can help, please contact us.
Environmental testing and prevention to help the food industry control SARS-CoV-2.
Covering pathogens, spoilage organisms, and indicator organisms
Pre-set criteria that are used to verify HACCP and good practices.
Situation analysis and establish why it occurred.
Product safety, retaining sensory, microbiological and chemical characteristics.
A practical study to determine the behaviour of relevant organisms.
Computer simulation of the growth of microorganisms.
A complete service which can incorporate sensory and chemical analysis.
A key part of the management of food safety and quality
Advice on most suitable methods for use.
Evaluating microbiological methods, validation and interpretation.
Helping to guide clients through the complex evaluation process.
Expertise in issues relating to microbiology laboratories.
Advice on different heating regimes.
Determine whether the process you are using will be sufficient to achieve your aims.
Foodborne viruses are a safety challenge for a range of foods.
Our newly upgraded Proficiency Scheme.
Independent laboratory audit required by M&S/Tesco.
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