April Update 2017

Introduction Welcome to April. The recent rainfall will soon have grass, trees and plants budding. The recent warm winter has accelerated these activities along with the current soil temperatures, (See Map) which are quite warm for this time of year. From an analysis perspective, the lab areas at Midwest Laboratories are always evaluating current instrumentation

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FSMA Produce Safety Rule and Water Testing

According to a recent article in Food Safety News, (More delay for Produce Safety Rule as industry balks over water testing) by Dan Flynn, March 20, 2017 the FDA are reviewing the water requirements and that could extend the compliance date into 2018. I really think what got my attention in this article was a

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March 2017 update

Spring is almost here. This past month we’ve had a slight taste of spring/summer with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. It has made for an exciting February. Soil sample volumes are up with the warmer temperatures. The Animal Feed Laboratory is almost completed. Once complete, the Animal Feed Laboratory will have its own receiving,

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February 2017 Update

In January we unveiled a whole new website look.  It is our goal going forward to continue to provide visitors with as much analysis information we can provide on analysis, method, turnaround time and cost. If you are looking for a particular analysis, consider going to our test section and locating your specific analysis. Taking

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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 insure a safe Halloween experience. I thought these tips warranted sharing them with as

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Halloween Candy – Calorie Content

Check ou 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?

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 PhD, September 26, 2016 really speaks volumes. Here is one section of this article. So how do GMOs end up in food? You

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IFT Annual Conference 2016

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 current experiences. There is a tremendous amount of sharing of new ideas and learning

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