Kids and Protein Shakes

Which foods contain the highest protein? Should kids drink protein drinks to insure they get enough protein?

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Analysis Planning for 2014

This time of year the client services staff receives many inquiries through phone calls and the company website. It is a great time to call-in and have questions answered with respect to analysis capabilities and pricing information for budget planning purposes. This information is also very helpful to our Midwest Laboratories staff. Each year we

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Pet Treat Analysis

Lately there have been a number of reports of tainted treats and recalls regarding pet treats. This really gives all treats a bad name. If I was a pet treat producer, at home or in full-scale production, my only reaction would be to make sure the quality of my product was documented and communicated to

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Quality Pet Treats

Almost everyday we receive inquiries and questions regarding pet treat analysis. Many people across the country are getting into this market and developing their own natural treat products in their homes. Just type the words “pet treats” as part of a Google Search and you will see over 123,000,000 results. Pet owners want to give

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Feed and Pet Food Testing

Check out this short video interview with Midwest Laboratories Representatives from the laboratory and client services department. See the people behind the analysis and get a feel for what they look at with respect to working with samples and ultimately their clients.

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The Homemade Pet Treat Business is Booming

I came across this article today, “Bow wow chow: How to make easy, healthy treats for your dog at home” 62% – This figure represents the number of U.S. households that have a pet. 78.2 million – Of this 62% figure, 78.2 million are dogs Source: American Pet Products Association I think these figures speak

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Rush Samples

Around the holidays, clients consistently need rush analysis. Today, I received a call from a client who needs analysis records for an important business transaction tomorrow.  At Midwest Laboratories, these type of requests are pretty regular. It is for this reason that our company does not take an extended vacation time. Companies rely on the

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10 Items to consider when winterizing your home

This fall in the midwest has been an unusually warm, dry season.  As the temperatures fall as we get closer to the end of November and approach December, it is always a good idea to look at ways to prepare our homes for winter.  I came across this article, Winterizing Your Home and it has

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Pet Owners and Organic Food

I came across this article, “Pets join in on the organic food trend”  in the LA Times, July 18, 2011.  This is a very informative article that has a lot of good information on this latest trend. I would like to point out some of the key points that struck me. “At Petco, a number

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