Which Lab Has the Best FSMA Testing?

I am not sure about the best, but I would say Midwest Laboratories is one of the most complete laboratories for FSMA Testing. Midwest Laboratories has a 10-building campus which conducts food testing in a variety of laboratories. What types of testing does Midwest Laboratories do? Midwest Laboratories analyzes samples for various industries: Agriculture: soil

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Some Halloween Safety Tips

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween today! Halloween should be a fun time of dressing up sharing the night with family and friends, but it is also critical to be safe. The following news story highlights some important tips to help ensure a safe Halloween experience. I thought these tips warranted sharing them with as

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Halloween Candy – Calorie Content

Check out this article. You might want to think a little bit before popping those mini-size candies in your mouth. We’ve Unwrapped the Calorie Counts of Your Favorite Halloween Candy by JENNY SUGAR, October 17, 2016 I can remember eating more than one bag of M&Ms thinking that these little bags barely had enough candies in

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Are GMO’s in Food Safe for My Family?

GMO Foods

If you are wondering about the health and safety of eating foods containing GMOs, get the facts. The following article, Is it safe for my family to eat GMO foods? By Ruth MacDonald Ph.D., September 26, 2016, speaks volumes. Here is one section of this article. So how do GMOs end up in food? You may have

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IFT Annual Conference 2016

Changing the future. The IFT 2016 Conference brings together a wide array of food partners, from ingredients and products to production support and laboratory testing. I have been impressed with the number of visitors and current clients who have stopped by and shared their experiences. There is a tremendous amount of sharing. Many great new

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FSMA and Allergens

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Impact on Food Production The Food Safety Modernization Act, (FSMA) is having an impact on food production; food allergens are one area that is being addressed. I came across food allergens in this article, “F.S.M.A. Are You Ready” by Laurie Gorton, June 16, 2016. The article is worth reading and has a lot of good

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Partnering with a Laboratory for FSMA

Many Food Producers are looking at their HACCP Plans, Food Safety Protocols and the FSMA, (Food Safety Modernization Act)  Regulations and trying to update their procedures to meet the requirements of FSMA. In talking to a number of food producers and educators, it is apparent that many people understand the requirements of the regulations. Sections

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Your FSMA Partner

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For the past year, I have been reading more and more about the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and all of the changes that will be affecting food growers, producers, and retailers. Three key components: Hazard Analysis Preventive Controls  Produce Safety Midwest Laboratories has invested in new instrumentation, new facilities, and method development to meet

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Foods Containing Glycerin

Have you ever thought about the fact that you may eating foods that contain the same ingredient as soap? Glycerin helps extend the life of foods and it is the same ingredient found in soap. The following information was taken from the following article: “Foods Containing Glycerin” by Jessica Brusso, May 3, 2015 Glycerin, also

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Don’t Toss Out that Food!

All those expiration dates or use by dates can get very confusing. Today, no one wants to take a chance on getting sick from something that may have gone rancid. I came across this news story and I thought it did a good job of explaining this topic. Watch the video below for most devices

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