Despite the fact that we have seen one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history, many people continue to be affected by the recent Salmonella outbreak. According to a statement released by the CDC, ‘infections have been reported in schools and other institutions, such as long-term care facilities and hospitals’.
As market trends have driven a need for laboratories to analyze food samples, EMSL Analytical, Inc. has responded by adding food testing capabilities in the Los Angeles area. LA Testing, in Pasadena, California, is now accepting food samples and is pleased to be able to be able to offer this added service line. The consistent and methodical augmentation of analytical services within the laboratories is consistent with the EMSL strategic model for growth.
Along with the recent issues with specific brands of peanut butter and peanut containing products, there are various environmental sources in which Salmonella and other dangerous organisms might be found. Theses sources may include: water, soil, air, insects, factory surfaces, kitchen surfaces, animal feces, raw meats, raw poultry, and raw seafood, to name just a few.
“LA Testing is pleased to be able to offer food testing services to our clients to meet the demand to ensure the safety of our foods,” stated Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for EMSL Analytical and LA Testing. “Our laboratories have a long history of microbiological and chemical testing and we are prepared to help,” Sublasky went on to report.
LA Testing operates laboratories in Los Alamitos and Pasadena, California. The laboratories are staffed with some of the industry’s most respected scientists who utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide analyses for food safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality and other important testing services.