California Company Recalls Beef and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
LA Testing offers food allergen testing and labeling services to protect the public and help companies comply with regulations to prevent costly recalls.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 16th, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this summer that a company in California was recalling almost 13,000 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contained wheat, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product labels according to FSIS. The issue was discovered during routine label verifications performed by FSIS and involved packages of uncooked, marinated, diced beef.......[Read More]
California Residents Advised of Potential Environmental Exposures to Endocrine Disruptors
LA Testing provides environmental, occupational and material testing services and sampling supplies to identify a wide range of endocrine disruptors.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 9th, 2019 Exposure to chemicals found in modern society that act as endocrine disruptors has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects in both humans and wildlife according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The endocrine system regulates biological processes in the body from conception.......[Read More]
Cal/OSHA Cites Two Companies for Incident After Workers Exposed to Carbon Monoxide
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and air monitors to identify exposure hazards to carbon monoxide and other gases.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 5th, 2019 The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently announced the agency had cited two employers for serious accident-related health and safety violations after two workers were poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO) while in a confined space at one of California’s international airports. Plumbers, working to replace sewer lines in a crawl space, used a gasoline-powered saw to cut through concrete when they were overcome by carbon monoxide gas emitted from the.......[Read More]
Harmful Algal Blooms and Dangerous Toxins Identified by LA Testing
LA Testing provides analytical services to identify microbial contaminants and toxins to safeguard the environment and public, and to help protect industries that are impacted by harmful algal blooms.
Huntington Beach, CA, September 3rd, 2019 Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are overgrowths of algae in water that can occur almost anywhere across the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that HABs are a major environmental problem in all 50 states. Harmful algal blooms can occur in both fresh and marine waters. Red tides, blue-green algae and cyanobacteria are examples of HABs that can cause a severe impact on human health, aquatic ecosystems and the economy. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric.......[Read More]
Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company After Workers Contract Valley Fever
LA Testing offers environmental and industrial hygiene testing services to identify microbial pathogens to protect workers and help to keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 29th, 2019 The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) announced earlier this year that it had issued serious health and safety citations to a construction company after two of its employees contracted Valley Fever. The workers were exposed to the fungal disease while using hand tools to dig trenches in multiple counties, in areas where the soil is known to contain harmful spores that cause the infection according to the agency. Valley Fever is a fungal disease that is an endemic in.......[Read More]
Tips for California Allergy Suffers to Help Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep
LA Testing provides indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing services, sampling supplies and easy to use kits to identify allergens to help those with the condition mitigate or eliminate exposure concerns.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 26th, 2019 Millions of California residents suffer from allergies and nationwide it is one of the top ten leading causes of chronic illnesses. For those who suffer from the condition, allergies can have a significant impact on their ability to get a good night’s rest when symptoms flare up. A lack of sleep can impact a person’s immune system, cause fatigue, poor performance in school or at work, increase absenteeism and even cause depression in some people. Taking over-the-counter medicines or.......[Read More]
California Homes with Condensation Issues or Elevated Humidity Levels Could Encounter Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies, test kits and real time monitoring equipment to identify indoor environmental quality problems.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 22nd, 2019 Most people experience condensation in their homes each day; whether it’s the fog on the mirror after taking a shower or the water droplets on a cold beverage, these are everyday examples. Condensation happens when water vapor in the air converts into liquid water. This occurs because there is only so much moisture the air can hold and if the air is particularly humid, it can take only a slight drop in temperature for condensation to occur. Condensation can cause issues in an indoor.......[Read More]
Renovation Project Disturbs Asbestos-Containing Tile Mastic Causing Evacuation of Sheriff’s Office in California
LA Testing provides asbestos analysis, sampling supplies and test kits to help protect workers and the public from exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, August 16th, 2019 The Orange County Register recently reported that dozens of deputies and administrative personnel had to be evacuated from a sheriff’s department in Orange County. The evacuation was the result of asbestos exposure fears that occurred during a carpet removal project. According to the paper, as contractors removed the carpeting, some of it was stuck to old tile found underneath. As some of the tiles became loose, old mastic used to hold down the tiles was exposed and aerosolized. An alert.......[Read More]