EMSL Responds to Influx of Food Testing Due to Recent Increase in Recalls
Consumer Confidence Plummeting Due to Recent Outbreaks
While many of us are aware of the recent increases in recalls due to food borne illnesses, many have not truly realized the magnitude of the current situation. Increased recalls due to food borne illness in the last several months has increased consumer awareness of food safety issues. Studies indicate that in many cases recalls and outbreaks are preventable yet the CDC reports that 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses and 5,000 deaths occur each year.
A survey recently released indicates that fewer “than 20% of consumers trust food they buy is safe”. In the wake of multiple recalls and media attention consumers are asking the hard question: “How can you keep your food safe?” Pro-active, conscious minded industry leaders agree: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Independent laboratory testing of each lot of food is crucial to ensuring safety and quality of the food supply. By implementing ‘Farm-to-Fork’ testing practices and HACCP based quality systems while utilizing reputable third party testing facilities, the food industry and consumers can have increased confidence that product on the shelf is safe.
EMSL Analytical, Inc., a leader in the environmental industry for several decades, added food testing to their analytical capabilities in 2004 and has quickly become respected in Food Quality & Safety Testing. With over 30 locations nationwide and 8 food testing facilities across the country, EMSL is poised to respond to a wide range of industry and consumer needs. EMSL’s testing capabilities include a myriad of analytical procedures including but not limited to: Microbial Quality Parameters, Bacterial Pathogen Screens, Shelf Life Studies, Melamine, Toxins, Lead & Phthalates in Consumer Products, FDA Detain testing and even Food Nutritional Labeling Analysis. Testing is routinely performed on food samples as well as environmental monitoring samples to validate HACCP plans, confirm quality parameters are met, and ensure regulatory program requirements are being met.
To learn more about food analysis or other environmental testing services please contact EMSL Analytical at www.FoodTestingLab.com, www.EMSL.com, www.LATESTING.com or email info@EMSL.com or call the (800) 220-3675.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a leading national provider of Food, Environmental, IAQ analytical services and products to industry professionals. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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