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May 24, 2018

Great Plains Analytical – Food Testing Lab and More

In addition to food testing, Great Plains Analytical is a chemistry and microbiology lab that offers the full spectrum of food, ingredient, and packaging testing. GPAL also offers water testing, environmental monitoring, and pathogen screening. At GPAL,...

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April 26, 2018

Shelf Life Studies – Food Production Quality

Shelf life studies are important to the process of manufacturing food products. Before attempting to understand shelf-life of foods, it is important to realize that foods are diverse, complex and active systems in which microbiological, enzymatic and...

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April 12, 2018

HPLC Lab Use In Food Production

An HPLC Lab tests food for pesticides and other chemicals. Generally, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is described as a chromatographic technique used to separate a mixture of compounds in the fields of analytical chemistry, biochemistry,...

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April 10, 2018

Environmental Monitoring in the Milling and Baking Industry

How to demonstrate your commitment to supporting a food safety culture with an Environmental Monitoring Program of your food production facility. If you would like to learn more read the complete article from Cereal Foods World 2018.  

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March 22, 2018

Food Allergen Testing – GPAL

Food allergen testing is an accurate and reliable means of ensuring the safety and quality of food products and the processes by which they are manufactured. It is one of the most challenging food safety concerns in the production facility. Food allergens...

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March 8, 2018

Environmental Monitoring of Food Manufacturing

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement for environmental monitoring of microbiological risks is mentioned in CFR 21 section 117.165 “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, hazard analysis, and risk based preventative controls for human...

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February 22, 2018

Nutritional Labeling – Final Rule For Chain Restaurant Menus

To implement the nutritional labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act or ACA), the Food and Drug Administration FDA is requiring (effective May 7, 2018), disclosure of certain nutrition information...

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February 8, 2018

The Microbiology Lab at Great Plains Analytical Proudly Announces STEC Testing

Our microbiology lab has recently validated a new testing procedure for the detection of the “Big Six” serotypes aka. "Shiga toxin-producing" E. coli (STEC). Food manufacturers, distributors and retailers understand the importance of effective microbiology...

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January 25, 2018

Allergen Testing – Food Allergens and Labeling – GPAL

Allergen testing is a critical component of a Food Safety Management System for food manufacturers that utilize known allergens as ingredients.  The eight major US food allergens are eggs, milk, wheat, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, fish and crustacean...

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January 11, 2018

HPLC Lab Capabilities at Great Plains Analytical Laboratory

HPLC Lab Capabilities at Great Plains Analytical Laboratory HPLC Definition: High-performance liquid chromatography, (HPLC) is an instrumental technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component (target analyte)...

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