Campden BRI accredited for metals analysis

11 Jun 2015

Campden BRI has extended its accreditation by UKAS to cover elemental analysis including trace and nutritional metals. UKAS accreditation is a recognised international standard for competence, impartiality and performance capability. The accreditation follows what the company describes as a significant investment in new instrumentation including a PerkinElmer NexION 350D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). […]

Campden BRI accredited for metals analysis

periodic-table-226410Campden BRI has extended its accreditation by UKAS to cover elemental analysis including trace and nutritional metals. UKAS accreditation is a recognised international standard for competence, impartiality and performance capability.

The accreditation follows what the company describes as a significant investment in new instrumentation including a PerkinElmer NexION 350D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). This, it says, is a class leading instrument and is key to a collaboration between Campden BRI and PerkinElmer in this field.

The method scope and application is defined as “applicable to the determination of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, cobalt, lead, magnesium, manganese, mercury, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, tin, titanium and zinc by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in foodstuff samples following their dissolution by microwave digestion.”

“We are delighted to have received UKAS accreditation for our elemental analysis service,” said Julian South, Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Campden BRI. “The accreditation, along with our investment in this area, ensures that we can provide the latest, quickest and most reliable technology for trace metal analysis to the industry.”