Campden gets BAC, DDAC accreditation

24 Nov 2015

Campden BRI has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the testing of benzalkonium (BAC) and didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC). BAC and DDAC are widely used in disinfectants and sanitisers.

Campden gets BAC, DDAC accreditation

Campden BRI has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the testing of benzalkonium (BAC) and didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC). BAC and DDAC are widely used in disinfectants and sanitisers due to their effective biocide properties.

The maximum residue levels (MRLs) of QACs used for disinfectant purposes was reduced to 0.1mg/kg in all foods from 0.5mg/kg by the European Commission in August this year. This has prompted the need for improved analytical methods, Campden BRI said.

“We can test for BAC and DDAC in all food products using sophisticated mass spectrometry which has a detection limit of 0.01 mg/kg,” said Julian South, Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “As well as testing food, we can also work with companies to help them reduce QAC levels in their food products or trial alternative disinfection substances. “

Campden BRI now has UKAS accreditation for 93 tests.