Popular Microwavable Sandwich Brand Recalled Due to Potential Glass and Plastic Contamination
EMSL Analytical's Materials Testing lab can identify for the presence of filth and extraneous material in consumer products.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 22nd, 2021 A large company that produces many of the best-known prepared food brands in the U.S. reported a recall that includes over 760,000 pounds of certain 12-pack microwavable sandwiches. The recall was initiated after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Inspection Service (USDA) found that these popular microwavable sandwiches may be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic. Unfortunately, over 760,000 pounds of the recalled product were already shipped to stores across the.......[Read More]
Sippy Cups Recalled Due to Lead and Phthalate Levels Exceeding Limits
EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing for lead, phthalates and other regulated substances to safeguard the public and to help keep companies in compliance with existing laws and regulations.
Orlando, FL, January 20th, 2021 An import company out of Florida recently announced the recall of almost 10,000 children’s sippy cups. According to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the plastic characters on the sippy cups contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban and contain levels of a regulated phthalate that exceeds the prohibition of specific phthalates. The sippy cups were imported from China and sold between 2014 and last year. The product was available in various.......[Read More]
Yogurt Recalled Nationwide Due to Potential Mold Contamination
EMSL Analytical offers testing services to identify E. coli, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens to protect the public and help prevent costly product recalls.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 15th, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that a plant-based yogurt was recalled due to a potential mold contamination. The company was recalling only one specific flavor of yogurt from just one lot that was manufactured in New York but distributed nationwide. The recall was initiated after recent testing indicated the potential contamination. Fortunately, there has been no confirmed illnesses to date. “The potentially mold contaminated vegan and diary-free yogurt was.......[Read More]
Winter Allergies Often Caused by Common Indoor Environmental Quality Issues
EMSL Analytical provides indoor environmental quality laboratory testing services, sampling supplies, test kits and monitoring instruments to identify a wide range of microbial and chemical respiratory irritants, allergens and asthma triggers.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 14th, 2021 With the arrival of winter, people in most parts of North America have been spending more time indoors due to the frigid temperatures and fewer daylight hours. With more time spent indoors, and with buildings closed up to keep warm air inside, many people report indoor allergies during this time of year. Indoor allergies are sometimes confused with the common cold, but if the condition lasts for more than 10 days the cause is likely due to allergies and not a cold. Winter allergy sufferers may feel.......[Read More]
Americans Advised to Test Their Homes During National Radon Action Month
EMSL Analytical offers laboratory testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon exposure risks as recommended by the EPA and Surgeon General.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 12th, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is estimated to claim the lives of approximately 21,000 Americans each year and is a leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers. Radon can be found all across North America. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released in rock, soil and water. In homes and other buildings, it can accumulate to dangerous levels as it moves up through the ground to the indoor air.......[Read More]
EMSL Provides Testing Services for Legionella Found in Water Systems and Other Man-Made Environments
EMSL Analytical offers rapid PCR and traditional culturing methods to identify Legionella, the microbial pathogen that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 8th, 2021 A Portland apartment complex for senior citizens recently experienced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease after Legionella bacteria was found in the building’s water system. The outbreak led to one fatality, four hospitalized residents and more than 100 residents being urged to leave the apartment complex. This concern came to light after several senior residents contracted pneumonia. Legionella is found naturally in the environment but can proliferate rapidly upon entering many man-made.......[Read More]