Campden BRI extends UKAS accreditation to cover virus testing

Campden BRI has announced the extension of its UKAS accreditation to cover the detection of Hepatitis A and Norovirus in fresh and frozen berries and salad vegetables.

UKAS accreditation is a recognised international standard for competence, impartiality and performance capability. The accreditation follows the company’s appointment of Martin D’Agostino as a virologist in 2016, who now runs the newly created virology laboratory at Campden BRI.

Campden BRI’s Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus detection methods are based on real-time PCR and could be of interest to salad producers, berry producers, retailers and anyone that handles these products within the supply chain.

Martin D’Agostino, virologist at Campden BRI, says, “We are delighted to have received UKAS accreditation for our virus detection methods. The accreditation, along with our investment in this area, ensures that we can provide the best virus analytical services to industry.”

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