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GPAL Microbiology Lab food allergen testing
September 6, 2018

Microbiology Testing Lab Services – GPAL

Great Plains Analytical Laboratories is an analytical microbiology testing lab founded in 1993 as a response to a need in the grain, flour, baking, and food industries for a high level of service, response time and expertise.  According to the US...

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August 16, 2018

GPAL and Environmental Monitoring

Great Plains Analytical Laboratory routinely assists clients with establishing and maintaining Environmental Monitoring Programs. Testing for the presence of microorganisms is a science-based screening process to detect and identify potential sources...

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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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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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December 28, 2017

Environmental Monitoring and Testing in the GPAL Microbiology Lab

Environmental monitoring is a basic tool for measuring the efficacy of the food safety management system.  Your environmental monitoring program helps pinpoint emerging failures in the sanitation program as well as generating data to perform trend...

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Kansas Microbiology Lab GPAL
December 15, 2017

Kansas Microbiology Lab – GPAL

A leading Kansas microbiology lab, Great Plains Analytical Laboratory, Inc. (GPAL), functions at a high level of precision and accuracy in analytical services to food and feed manufacturers for food safety purposes. Microorganisms occur everywhere, but...

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October 27, 2017

Accelerated Shelf-Life Studies: Getting Your Shelf-Life Answer Faster

The shelf-life of a food product is often defined as the length of time a product is acceptable for consumption when stored at the prescribed conditions. The definition of “acceptable” may, and will, change depending upon the product being examined....

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GPAL Food Allergen Testing- OCT blog
October 13, 2017

Food Allergen Testing at Great Plains Analytical Laboratory (GPAL)

Food allergen testing is important as the FDA considers that food allergens are a food safety hazard that must be simultaneously evaluated and controlled. Undeclared allergens are the number one cause of recalls and, obviously, can have a devastating...

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