Campden BRI tackles contamination in the food industry

A new service has been designed with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of surface decontamination within the food sector. 

Developed by Campden BRI, the company aims to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative biocides in the microbial decontamination of food contact services.

Experts at Campden BRI will stimulate real-life scenarios in their microbiology process hall to test the efficiency of biocide alternatives in the decontamination of equipment and food surfaces from pathogenic and other microorganisms.

“We can simulate conditions that are specific to a manufacturing site – from the surface materials, to the combinations of bacteria, even the type of food that will build up on the equipment – providing assurance and confidence that the product and the way it is applied will decontaminate effectively,” said Joy Gaze, head of the heat resistance and decontamination group at Campden BRI.

Food debris, fat, oil and grease can all be applied to surfaces to allow decontamination in real-life scenarios to be simulated and tested, resulting in measurable data. Equipment and product manufacturers also have the option to get their equipment individually assessed at the facility.

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