E. coli Fears Prompt the Recall of Some Macadamia Nut Products Sold in Hawaii
EMSL Analytical offers testing services to identify E. coli and other foodborne pathogens to help prevent outbreaks, product recalls and the high costs associated with these events.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 14th , 2018 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a recall of macadamia nut products that were packaged in Hawaii and sold in retail stores across the islands. The voluntarily recall was announced out of an abundance of caution under the advisement of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH). According to the posting, the company that owns the packaging facility was “recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 - 21, 2018 due.......[Read More]
Workers at Two Poultry Plants Sickened by an Outbreak of Psittacosis
EMSL Analytical provides rapid pathogen detection to identify the presence of Chlamydia psittaci from environmental samples utilizing advanced PCR and DNA testing methods.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 12th , 2018 Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they were assisting the Departments of Health from both Virginia and Georgia to investigate a multistate outbreak of psittacosis. The outbreak sickened multiple workers from two poultry slaughter houses owned by the same corporation. Psittacosis is referred to as parrot disease or parrot fever by some people, but the bacterium, Chlamydia psittaci, that causes it can infect many.......[Read More]
Boston Laboratory Earns AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP Accreditation
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Boston laboratory is now ELLAP proficient for lead testing in soil and settled dust by wipe.
Boston, MA, December 11th , 2018 EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Boston, MA laboratory has been awarded accreditation through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP). EMSL Boston is now certified for lead testing in soil and settled dust by wipe. EMSL is in compliance with International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 policies and procedures along with offering high-quality testing services to its clients. The laboratory can now test using the.......[Read More]
Asbestos Fears Confirmed for Residents Living Near Partially Demolished Hospital
EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify asbestos hazards and other harmful substances commonly found during demolition projects.
Cinnaminson, NJ, December 3rd , 2018 North Carolina’s WSOC-TV recently broadcasted a report about a former hospital in Statesville, North Carolina that has sat vacant and partially demolished for years. In addition to being an eyesore for the community, some nearby residents have worried about the possibility of asbestos in the area due to all the debris and the decrepit condition of the property. According to the news story, a recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed those fears and stated.......[Read More]
HUD’s Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule and Testing for Smoke Contamination
EMSL Analytical Inc. offers access to an easy-to-use Nicotine Smoke Contamination Test Kit and a Marijuana Smoke Contamination Test Kit.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 28th , 2018 On July 31st of this year, thousands of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) had to implement smoke-free policies. This was the result of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) final rule from back in 2016 that announced public housing developments in the U.S. would be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents by the July deadline. According to the final rule’s summary, posted in the Federal Register, each Public Housing Agency must.......[Read More]
Flood Damage Involving Sewage Creates Unique Health and Safety Concerns
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services and sampling supplies to identify indoor and outdoor sewage contamination exposure risks.
Cinnaminson, NJ, November 27th , 2018 Not long ago, the El Paso Times published an article about a local museum and study center that had to be temporarily closed. The closure was the result of a backed-up sewer line that caused water damage and sewage contamination issues in multiple parts of the museum. It was even reported that staff coming to work found liquid flowing out of the front door. Water damage due to clean water can cause extensive damage that can quickly turn into a mold problem. Add sewage to the mix, and the.......[Read More]