Pet Food Recall Announced Due to Salmonella Contamination Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides testing to identify a wide range of microbial contaminants in both animal and human foods and beverages, supplements, cosmetics, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 19th , 2019 Earlier this summer the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about the recall of almost 100 cases of fish food designed specifically for Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as bettas. The company behind the recall reported that the packages in question were distributed to Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. According to the recall notice, “Fish with Salmonella infections are not well documented and fish carrying Salmonella typically do not.......[Read More]
Hospital Temporarily Closes Operating Rooms After Mold Discovery
EMSL Analytical provides laboratory services, sampling supplies, inspection tools and test kits to identify water damage, mold and other potential indoor contaminants.
Seattle, WA, August 15th , 2019 Earlier this summer, The Seattle Times published a story about the temporary closure of the main operating rooms at a children’s hospital in Washington. According to their article, 14 rooms were closed after trace amounts of a mold known as Aspergillus were detected. The hospital also published information about the mold discovery and reportedly sent a letter to patients who had surgery at the facility after January 20th of this year. It shares the fact that routine air testing did indeed detect.......[Read More]
New EPA Fact Sheet with National Recreational Water Quality Recommendations Released
EMSL Analytical offers aquatic testing services to identify microbial and chemical pollutants to help safeguard the environment and protect the public and workers from exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, August 8th , 2019 In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Recommended Human Health Recreational Ambient Water Quality Criteria or Swimming Advisories for Microcystins and Cylindrospermopsin. The new fact sheet reflects the agency’s latest scientific knowledge on the potential human health effects from recreational exposure to these two cyanotoxins. Cyanotoxins are produced by cyanobacteria, known by most as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria are naturally-occurring photosynthetic bacteria.......[Read More]
Hundreds of Homes in Former Lead Mining District Found to Have High Soil Lead Levels
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to identify lead exposure risks from soil, water, dust, paint and other sources to protect people from exposure hazards.
St. Louis, MO, August 7th , 2019 Earlier this year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Fact Sheet about lead testing and remediation of contaminated soil in Washington County, Missouri. EPA Region 7 has been working on remediating yards within the Washington County Lead District (WCLD) National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund Sites, whose boundaries have covered the entire county for years. According to the EPA, the WCLD sites are part of the Old Lead Belt in southeastern Missouri, which was one of the.......[Read More]
Chinese Herbal Supplements Recalled Due to the Potential for Lead Contamination
EMSL Analytical provides supplement, pharmaceutical and food testing services to help companies identify contaminants to protect the public and prevent costly product recalls.
Chicago, IL, August 5th , 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about the recall of several Chinese herbal supplements. An Illinois company initiated the recall of three different supplements after FDA sampling found they contained high levels of lead which exceeded the new daily limit guidelines of 3 µg per day for children and 12.5 µg per day for adults. According to the company’s notice, the recall was announced the day after they were informed of the situation by the FDA........[Read More]
Manufacturer Cited by OSHA Faces Costly Penalties for Allegedly Exposing Workers to Hexavalent Chromium
EMSL Analytical provides testing services and sampling supplies to detect and monitor for hexavalent chromium to protect workers and help keep companies in regulatory compliance.
Denver, CO, July 31st , 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Kansas company for exposing employees to carcinogen hazards. The announcement was made in May that OSHA alleges the company failed to implement feasible engineering controls to limit employee exposure to hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen, and conduct periodic monitoring of employee exposure. OSHA also claims the company failed to establish protocols to ensure that employees remove contaminated.......[Read More]