Undeclared Milk Allergen Results in California Company Issuing a Food Recall in Five States
LA Testing provides laboratory services to help companies comply with food testing and labeling regulations while preventing costly product recalls.
South Pasadena, CA, January 15th, 2018
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a food recall initiated by a company based in Northern California. The recall was launched after it was discovered that milk was not declared as an allergen on the product packaging.
The dark chocolate almonds were sold in bulk and pre-packaged containers and may contain undeclared milk protein. People with allergies or severe sensitivities to this common food allergen are at risk if they unknowingly consume.......[Read More]
California Health Officials Find Multiple Cases of Imported Candies with High Lead Levels
LA Testing provides laboratory services to identify lead and other hazardous substances in foods and from all types of environmental samples.
Huntington Beach, CA, January 8th, 2018
In a recent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, a study was published from the University of California that examined lead exposures and California’s state-issued health alerts for food contamination. A significant part of the research focused on imported candies that were found to have high lead levels.
Researchers found that between 2001 and 2014, the California Department of Health Services posted alerts for 164 food contamination events. Of these, over 36% were related to lead.......[Read More]
California Renters Learn about Smoke and Water Damage Following Apartment Complex Fires
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify smoke damage and residues following a structure fire.
South Pasadena, CA, January 3rd, 2017
Recently, The Davis Enterprise published a report about a structure fire that took place at an apartment complex in Davis, California. According to the article, a fire in one of the units caused damage, but firefighters and a fire sprinkler system were able to put out the flames without anyone getting hurt.
The fire caused significant damage in the apartment where it originated and two other units were damaged from the water used to put out the flames. Information about exactly how many other.......[Read More]
Tenants Refuse to Pay Rent after Unresolved Mold Complaints at San Diego Apartment Complex
LA Testing offers analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify mold contamination in all types of buildings.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 29th, 2017
Recently, San Diego’s NBC 7 broadcasted a story of unhappy tenants at a nearby apartment complex. According to their report and interviews with tenants, multiple families are refusing to pay their rent because they feel the complex’s new management group is not fixing ongoing mold problems.
Tenants interviewed discussed having walls painted, bathrooms replaced and new floors and cabinets installed. As nice as these new and refreshed surfaces and fixtures are, some tenants stated that.......[Read More]
Solano County Public Health Professionals Share Information about Common Sources of Lead
LA Testing provides environmental laboratory services to identify lead and other hazardous materials to protect workers and families.
Huntington Beach, CA, December 27th, 2017
Recently, several public health advocates from the Solano County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Solano County Health & Social Services shared their knowledge of common sources of lead with residents of California. The information was published in the Times-Herald and discussed everything from lead in some candies, foods, medicines, jewelry, pottery and plastics as well as lead-based paints and soil contamination.
Understanding potential ways people can be exposed to lead is.......[Read More]
California Wildfire Smoke and Residues Cause Health Concerns and Property Damage
LA Testing provides analytical services and test kits to identify smoke damage and air quality issues following the historic fires across Southern California.
South Pasadena, CA, December 20th, 2017
Earlier this month, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued a notice that Cal/OSHA was advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from wildfire smoke hazards. The agency reported that smoke from the recent wildfires contained chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. The greatest hazard comes from breathing fine particles, which can reduce lung function, worsen asthma and other existing heart and lung conditions, and cause coughing,.......[Read More]
California Company Recalls Tuna Products from Multiple States due to Salmonella Concerns
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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]
San Diego’s City Attorney Issues Costly Civil Penalties to Three Businesses for Mishandling Asbestos
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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]