Food and brewing research centres merged

September 2: Two world-renowned food and alcoholic drink research facilities have been combined with the merger of the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA) and Brewing Research International (BRI), both based in the UK.
The CCFRA, whose history goes back almost 90 years, employs 300 at its Gloucester headquarters while BRI has a smaller facility with 80 researchers at Nutfield in Surrey where it was established in 1947.
The new organisation is called Campden BRI and will provide R&D, technical services, analysis and training activities to members in both the food and alcoholic beverage industries. Combined sales total £17.5 million.

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