Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA) and Brewing Research Inter-national (BRI) have merged to form Campden BRI, a combined resource for the food and drink industry.

The merger brings together 380 staff, and offers a wide range of research and development, technical services, analysis and training activities to the sector.

"All clients will benefit from the complementary skills, knowledge and facilities that this merger brings together," commented Professor Colin Dennis, Campden BRI’s director general. "BRI members will benefit from the breadth of CCFRA’s activities including hygiene, microbiology, chemistry and packaging technology. CCFRA members will benefit from the expertise and facilities that BRI holds in the science and technology of alcoholic drinks."

Its combined business now consists of an extensive food process hall and pilot plant, state-of-the-art laboratories, purpose-built consumer and sensory science facilities and dedicated training and conference facilities.