milk laboratory News

  • How to improve milk collection and milk

    Collection of milk from farmer to dairy is done in many different ways in Europe. One should think that collection of milk is pretty straightforward but in reality there are different ways of doing the job depending on traditions, sizes of the farms, level of automation etc. Most dairies will surely agree on the importance of receiving milk of a certain quality and that the cost of collecting the ...


    By Poul Tarp A/S

  • New reference materials to detect oxytetracycline in milk

    JRC-IRMM has released two new reference materials which will enable food-testing laboratories to reliably detect and quantify oxytetracycline in milk. Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and highly effective against many pathogenic bacteria and widely used in lactating and non-lactating dairy cattle for treatment of bacterial infections such as enteritis, pneumonia, and diphtheria. ...

  • Undeclared Allergen: Milk Found in Beef Sirloin, Causes Recall

    Approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products have been recalled, because they contain milk, an allergen that was not on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall, explaining that J&B Group ofSt. Michael,MNdiscovered the problem during a routine label review of its product. No health effects relating to the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Governments Invest in New Equipment to Ensure Ongoing Safety and Quality of Manitoba Milk

    Investments in new equipment designed to provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of locally-produced milk will ensure Manitobans can continue to have a high level of confidence in the safety and quality of their dairy products, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. Governments are providing ...

  • Listeria Testing Laboratory Helps Companies Prevent Costly Recalls

    Last week, a Chicago-based company announced the recall of over 8,000 packages of smoked salmon due to Listeria contamination fears.  That recall followed one earlier in the month by a California-based company that announced similar Listeria concerns in packaged 5 and 7-layer dips.  Also announced this month was the recall of thousands of pounds of Canadian ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Detecting melamine in food: World`s labs are ready and able

    According to a worldwide study by the EC's Joint Research Centre, the majority of laboratories tested are able to accurately measure levels of the harmful substance melamine in food. The Joint Research Centre was requested to perform the study by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the wake of the Chinese tainted milk scandal in 2008. Dr. Alejandro Herrero, ...

  • Vi-COR(R) Responds to Dairy Farm Needs With Innovative Yeast Culture Products and Services

    MASON CITY, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- June is National Dairy Month, an honorary observance that resonates strongly with Vi-COR®, a manufacturer of yeast culture products for swine, poultry and dairy feed. Dairy farms represent the largest percentage of ...


  • Charm Sciences ROSA Quantitative Aflatoxin M1 Test Validated by ILVO-T&V Belgium

    A report validating the Charm MRLAFMQ test for the detection of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) at the European Maximum Limit (EU ML) of 50 part per trillion (ppt) was issued today by the Belgium National Reference Laboratory, ILVO T&V, under the direction of Dr. Wim Reybroeck. The MRLAFMQ test is the only rapid, 15 minute, lateral flow screening method that is third party verified to detect AFM1 at the ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • Verder Group new owner of Fullwood Packo Group

    The Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specialising in the manufacture and distribution of industrial products, acquired in its entirety the 230 year old UK based Fullwood Packo Group, experts in milking machines, milk cooling and specialist products for the food and pharmaceutical industries. This acquisition will strengthen the Group’s position in the hygienic and food processing ...


    By The Verder Group

  • Undeclared Allergen Alert: “Gluten Free” Candy with Wheat

    Jelly Belly Candy Co. of Fairfield, CA is recalling Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix “Gluten Free” candies, because the malted milk balls in the mix contain wheat.   The recall only affects 2.7 oz. bags with UPC 071567992794, which have lot codes 111111, 111215, and 120120. They are marked with “best before” dates of January 11, 2013, February 15, 2013, and March 20, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IRMM-359: New CRM for bacterial enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese

    The JRC has developed and released the first CRMs for testing whether a naturally-occurring toxin, enterotoxin A (SEA), is present in cheese. The new CRMs will improve the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels. This work was performed in close collaboration with the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Coagulase-Positive Staphylococci, hosted by the French ...

  • Aflatoxin Food Safety Scandal in China Widens to Include Oil

    The Chinese government has recalled cooking oil products that were made by three separate companies after discovering high levels of aflatoxin, according to AFP. This latest food safety scandal has raised public outcry, as it closely follows the news that milk from the country’s leading dairy firm, Mengniu, was tainted with aflatoxin as well.   Aflatoxin is a potentially lethal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria Found in Nation’s Meat and Poultry

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 2nd, 2011 Last month it was reported that a new study discovered that the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found widely in the nation’s meat and poultry.  The study found that 47% of the 136 samples taken from 26 retail stores in 5 cities across the nation were contaminated with S. aureus. It also reported that 52% of the bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Have You Ever Wondered if What you Were Eating is What You Purchased?

    EMSL Analytical provides food authenticity testing to confirm food products are what they claim to be. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 2nd, 2010 Earlier this year students at a New York City’s Trinity High School began a science project to test food items to determine if they were actually what the food labels claimed them to be.  Working with scientists from the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Senegal nears first victory in war on tsetse fly

    A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. "Since the project started, there is already less disease. It has not only reduced the tsetse but also ticks, which cause lots of other diseases in the area. We have noticed ...

  • Should the Federal Government Require Allergen Food Labels on All Products?

    EMSL Analytical provides food allergen and pathogen testing services to keep the public safe. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 26th, 2010 In 2004 Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA).  It applies to all foods whose labeling is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both domestic and imported. The FDA regulates ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical expands food allergen and mycotoxin testing capabilities

    An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance. People and pets can be allergic to almost any substance. However, there are common allergens that a high percentage of allergy sufferers react to when exposed. According to published medical reports one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies. These range from mold, pet dander and pollen allergies to food allergies. According ...


  • Deadly Bacteria Causes Food Recall

    Last month it was reported that a Northern California company voluntarily recalled a number of products that had been distributed across the Western United States.  Random tests by agricultural officials of broccoli showed a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes, which then prompted the recall. Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacteria that is one of the most virulent ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • NRDC lawsuit forces FDA to take action on dangerous chemical in soaps

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under a court agreement signed yesterday, will end decades of delay and decide how to protect consumers from triclosan, a suspected endocrine disruptor linked to reproductive and developmental harm in laboratory studies. FDA first proposed in 1978 to remove triclosan from certain consumer products. But because it took no further action, the chemical has been ...

  • Farmers Arrested Following Deadly 2011 Listeria Outbreak

    Last month, NBC News published a report that the two brothers who own a cantaloupe farm in Colorado that was implicated in a 2011 Listeria outbreak had been arrested on misdemeanor charges. The charges were related to introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The contaminated cantaloupe was consumed in 28 states and was one of the deadliest outbreaks of a foodborne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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