SGS and Campden BRI Announce New Partnership in Food Training

Geneva, Switzerland, September 23, 2015 --( SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and Campden BRI, a global provider of food training, research and technical services have formed a partnership to provide specialist food training services to a wider international audience.

As a leader in professional training, SGS through its worldwide SGS Academy draws on years of experience and technical knowledge to provide effective learning and development opportunities. The provision of Food training is a strong focus within this broader portfolio. The partnership with Campden BRI offers the opportunity to complement SGS's existing food quality and safety management training with a wider range of specialist training courses across a large range of areas including raw materials, food technology, food processing, microbiology, food legislation and consumer and sensory science.

The new partnership comes in light of a recent global industry survey conducted jointly by Campden BRI and SGS along with several other partners, where among the many needs identified was a significant concern about the emerging ‘skills shortage’ in the industry.

Naghmeh Raiyat, Global Business Manager - Food at SGS said, “SGS’s food and training expertise, local knowledge and truly global network, combined with Campden BRI’s established reputation as a strong provider of food technical training solutions, offers both companies a unique opportunity to support the food industry worldwide. A new set of services will be introduced featuring a wide range of high quality interactive training covering technical and topical areas, delivered where needed, and in the language required.”

Bertrand Emond, Head of Membership and Training, Campden BRI, said: “We are delighted to be working with SGS. We are very excited about the opportunity to bring our technical and scientific knowledge together with SGS’s unique and thorough understanding of each market to develop new courses.”

For further information, please contact:

Naghmeh Raiyat
Global Business Manager - Food
SGS United Kingdom Limited
SGS House, 217-221 London Road
Camberley, GU15 3EY
t: +44 7827 256716

About Campden BRI
Campden BRI provides the food and drink industry with the practical scientific, technical and advisory services needed to ensure product safety and quality, process efficiency and product and process innovation.

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
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