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Los Angeles Company Recalls Protein Bars Due to Undeclared Fish Allergens

LA Testing provides food testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to identify allergens to protect those with food allergies.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 24, 2017Earlier this month, an international nutrition company based out of Los Angeles announced the recall of protein bars that were distributed between June of 2016 and April 2017. All of the products under the recall were distributed in the United States.The voluntary recall was issued due to the possible presence of trace amounts of an undeclared fish allergen. Fortunately, no people are known to have become ill at the time of the recall notice that was posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)........[Read More] [All News]

California Pool Operators Reminded to Test for Pathogens and Chemicals during Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

LA Testing offers aquatic testing services to identify microbial and chemical exposure risks to protect workers and the public.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 22, 201May 22nd through the 28th has been designated as National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The week of recognition was formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week in past years.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Healthy and Safe Swimming Week focuses on simple steps that swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience. It focuses on the role of swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool.......[Read More] [All News]

Identifying Asthma Triggers to Help California's 5 Million Asthmatics

LA Testing provides indoor environmental quality testing services to identify a wide range of known asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 16, 2017May is Asthma Awareness Month and a time for asthmatics and their families to learn all they can about controlling the chronic lung disease. Asthma directly impacts approximately 5 million California residents who report they have been diagnosed with the condition.The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) states that asthma rates have increased dramatically over the last three decades. The agency also reports that about 40,000 Californians are hospitalized every year because of asthma and that.......[Read More] [All News]

Huntington Beach Testing Laboratory is Accredited by AIHA-LAP, LLC. (IHLAP) for TO-15 Analysis

LA Testing's Huntington Beach Facility is accredited and ready to accept samples for TO-15 analysis.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 9, 2017LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Huntington Beach laboratory is fully accredited to analyze volatile organics by EPA TO-15. The laboratory is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) and is compliant with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are known to emanate from many building materials including some types of wood products, linoleum, paints, plastics, glues, wood.......[Read More] [All News]

MRSA Infects 10 Infants at California Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

LA Test offers environmental and surface testing services to identify MRSA and other microbial pathogens to help prevent these types of infections.

Huntington Beach, CA, May 9, 2017Last month, the Los Angeles Times published an article about ten infants receiving treatment at a neonatal intensive care unit in Orange County. These already ill babies all became infected with a superbug known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).MRSA is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics, such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. MRSA infections are typically spread by.......[Read More] [All News]

Undeclared Food Allergens Cause Bakery in Los Angeles to Recall Several Products

LA Testing provides food testing services to help companies comply with labeling regulations and to prevent people from accidentally consuming food allergens.

Huntington Beach, CA, April 24, 2017Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based near Los Angeles, California. The recall was launched after it was discovered that two cake products could contain food allergens that were not labeled on the packaging. These product labels failed to disclose peanut, coconut, almond and cashew. The food packages in question were sold to retail stores earlier this year.The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004.......[Read More] [All News]

California Dog Owners Learn About Pet Allergens and Tips to Minimize Exposure

LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify common indoor allergens from pets and other sources.

Huntington Beach, CA, April 20, 2017Millions of California residents have one or more pet dogs in their home. In fact, a study conducted a few years ago showed that over 32% of California households reported having at least one dog.Unfortunately, many people who consider their furry pet a part of the family also suffer from exposure to pet allergens. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that as many as 30% of people with allergies have allergic reactions to dogs and cats. Dog allergens are primarily found in pet dander,.......[Read More] [All News]

High Lead Levels Found in Some Los Angeles Area Parks

LA Testing provides comprehensive analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from both indoor and outdoor environments.

Huntington Beach, CA, April 17, 2017Last month, it was reported that students from a university in California have been collecting soil samples from parks throughout the Los Angeles area. Multiple soil samples from at least 66 parks have been collected and analyzed so far for the presence of lead.The group of students plan to publish their findings in the next few months, but so far, at least 17 of the parks have had lead soil concentrations above 80 parts per million (ppm), California’s health standard. One park in particular was.......[Read More] [All News]