Anytime bacteria causes sickness and death is a sad day in our country.
Companies try and take major steps to assure this type of issue does not occur.
The company traced the bacterial strand to two factories.
Blue Bell has recalled all of its product in the market this week.
Food safety is a top concern of all food producers and over the years, many food producers have taken major steps to insure the ingredients and product line are clean and prestine when it comes to fighting the presence of bacteria.
Everyday at Midwest Laboratories, we analyze products, ingredients, water and swabbing of process lines for different stands of bacteria.
It is a very serious battle and one that needs immediate attention if even the slightest growth of bacteria is present.
The race is on to get into the field and begin planting.
Check out this news report that looks at the corn planting situation in 2015. It is time to get into the field before the fields get too wet. Typically, corn is planted first in late April followed by soybeans which are planted the first part of May.
Good luck to all the growers out there who are trying to get planting started and completed in the next few weeks.
Check out this video of what planting looks like. The process has become very sophisticated and most growers make it look very easy.
At Midwest Laboratories these type of questions can be answered by working with our laboratory staff to setup a plan that is tailored to answer question you have about your product and how long it can remain stable without spoiling.
Two years ago, our shelf life testing analysis was integrated with a new computer information system that captures clients’ needs and helps schedule tasks related to periodic bacteria analysis and palpability of the sample. In addition, the analysis can be accelerated to obtain a “use by date” for producers to incorporate into their own quality management system.