Food Testing Laboratory

February 7, 2019

What Does A Food Testing Laboratory Do?

Great Plains Analytical Laboratory is a full-service food testing laboratory with specific scientific expertise in food chemistry, microbiology, nutritional labeling, contaminants, and cereal science. We are a team of uniquely qualified industry professionals...

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December 6, 2018

Food Testing Laboratory Services in Food Production Industry

  Today, in the food manufacturing industry, it is widely accepted that a Food Safety/Food Quality Management System is the primary tool utilized to support business survival via risk abatement analysis and successful growth for the long term. ...

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August 2, 2018


Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, and is the active ingredient in a number of non-selective herbicides. These types of herbicides are frequently used as an easy and cost effective way to manage a variety of weeds, whether in orchard rows,...

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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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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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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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