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California Company Recalls Tuna Products from Multiple States due to Salmonella Concerns

To help prevent foodborne illnesses and costly product recalls, LA Testing offers food testing services to identify Salmonella and other microbial pathogens.

South Pasadena, CA, December 15th, 2017 Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a voluntary recall of tuna steaks and loins that were distributed in California and nine other states. The company behind the recall is based in California and has reported that the recalled items were sent to restaurants, retail stores and food service operations. According to the announcement, the recall was initiated after sampling by the FDA revealed the tuna products had the potential to contain Salmonella........[Read More] [All News]

San Diego’s City Attorney Issues Costly Civil Penalties to Three Businesses for Mishandling Asbestos

LA Testing provides analytical services to help protect the public and workers from exposure risks to asbestos and other hazardous materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 12th, 2017 Recently, San Diego’s KGTV published a report about over $31,000 in penalties and restitution that three area companies have agreed to pay for violating hazardous waste laws. The businesses, two investment firms and a construction company, were accused of failing to properly remove asbestos-containing building materials at a project site that put the public and construction workers at risk.   In the past, asbestos was added to thousands of common building materials to increase strength.......[Read More] [All News]

California Testing Laboratory Offers FREE Legionella Workshop to IAQ, Water, Healthcare, Environmental & Property Professionals

EMSL Analytical and LA Testing are pleased to host this comprehensive day-long course that is scheduled to take place in San Leandro, California on March 8th.

San Leandro, CA, December 7th, 2017 EMSL Analytical, Inc. and LA Testing invite environmental professionals, building science consultants, facility and property managers and health and safety professionals involved with Legionella issues to take part in the network’s one-day complimentary workshop in San Leandro, California. This free workshop is being held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 and is expected to attract industry professionals from across California and other parts of the country. “With 20 certified CDC ELITE Legionella.......[Read More] [All News]

Huntington Beach Testing Laboratory Adds CDC ELITE Certification for Legionella Testing

LA Testing recognizes its Huntington Beach laboratory for CDC ELITE Certification.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 5th, 2017 LA Testing is pleased to announce that its Huntington Beach laboratory is now CDC ELITE certified for Legionella analysis. LA Testing’s parent company, EMSL Analytical, Inc., now has 20 CDC ELITE certified laboratories within its network spanning across the United States and Canada. In addition, this marks EMSL and LA Testing’s third certified Legionella laboratory in the state of California. Legionella can cause a very serious form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease,.......[Read More] [All News]

New California Legislation Signed Into Law in Response to Mycobacterium Outbreak at Dental Clinic

LA Testing offers comprehensive analytical services to identify microbial pathogens to protect the public from environmental exposure risks.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 1st, 2017 Last month, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1277. The bill requires the Dental Board of California to amend regulations on the minimum standards for infection control. It requires water, or other methods used for dental irrigation, to be sterile or contain recognized disinfecting or antibacterial properties when used in dental procedures that expose dental pulp. The bill was authored by Tom Daly, a California State Assembly member representing the 69th.......[Read More] [All News]

California Company Recalls Tarragon Due to Salmonella Contamination Concerns

LA Testing provides comprehensive food testing services to identify foodborne pathogens to help prevent illnesses and costly product recalls.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 28th, 2017 In October, a company out of Fremont, California announced that they were recalling packages of organic tarragon that were distributed in 21 states through retail stores and e-commerce transactions. The reason for the recall was due to the potential for Salmonella contamination in the perennial herb. Fortunately, at the time of the announcement there had been no reports of illnesses, but the recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that is frequently.......[Read More] [All News]

University Ordered to Pay $2.9 Million in Penalties Following Asbestos Violations in California

LA Testing provides laboratory services to help protect the public and workers from exposure risks to asbestos and other hazardous materials.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 22nd, 2017 Recently, The Press Democrat published an article about a whistleblower trial over the previous handling of asbestos-containing materials in a building at a California university. According to the article, the court handed down more than $2.9 million in penalties for violations of occupational health and safety laws. Some of this money will be given to faculty members and staff at the university who either worked in the building with the asbestos or had their employment impacted after raising.......[Read More] [All News]

Undeclared Food Allergen Results in California Company Issuing a Multi-State Product Recall

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

Huntington Beach, CA, November 20th, 2017 Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based in Union City, California. The recall was launched after it was discovered that the labels placed on the food products failed to declare the presence of egg, a known food allergen. As a result, the spinach artichoke and parmesan dip containers in question, could contain undeclared egg protein which could put people with certain food allergies at risk. The Food Allergen.......[Read More] [All News]