Food Safety Around the Holidays

It’s that time of year where the food comes in bulk, leftovers are plentiful, and friends and family gather to catch up on the year. At Midwest Laboratories we know how important Thanksgiving food is on Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving brings out the families special recipes and traditional dishes. And let us not forget the sheer quantity. We

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Driving Smart Decisions – November Update

November Update It is that time of the year. Harvest is in full swing and the fall cool breeze is back. The leaves have fully turned colors and are quickly making their descent to the ground. In addition, growers are in the field evaluating their current yields and contracts for 2019. At Midwest Laboratories, the

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Voices in Food Production – Jane Caldwell

Food & Beverage, Food Production

Getting the Scoop with Dr. Jane Caldwell On Oct 10th we host our second annual Voices in Food Production Symposium. We asked our line-up of speakers to present a spread of hot topics within the food industry. Today we spoke with Dr. Jane Caldwell to discuss her topic of refrigeration shelf life. Jane has a

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What is vitamin D and why is the FDA adding it to our Nutritional Labels?

Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? It’s important to understand that vitamin D is not a vitamin. It’s considered a pro-hormone. But, why? Vitamins are nutrients that are unable to be created by the body and therefore must be consumed in our daily diet. However, vitamin D can be synthesized by our skin with sunlight. Why are

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Salmonella can be found in raw & dry pet foods?

Salmonella, Pet Food

Harmful bacteria Your customers expect raw, dry and canned pet food to be well tested and safe for their pet’s consumption. However, if mishandled, raw, canned and even dry pet food will put your customer and their furry friend at risk of Salmonella or other harmful bacteria. At Midwest Laboratories, we understand that recalls hurt

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Nutritional Labeling: Upcoming Changes and Regulations

In response to the upcoming nutritional labeling regulations and changes, our Food and Beverage Lab Manager, Stephanie Peterson provided training and answered questions for Grow Nebraska‘s monthly training webinar. She discusses why the changes are happening. As well as what the changes will be, the types of labels available through Midwest Labs. And, how to get

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Today Show: Can You Trust the Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus?

Food & Beverage, Food Production

We are so pleased to share that we had the opportunity to work with the Today show. The segment is called “Can you trust the calorie counts on restaurant menus?”. The Today show provided the meals and spent the morning at our lab capturing our process for determining calorie counts. This video segment ran on

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