Subway defends tuna, top DNA lab asserts widely-publicized tests were inadequate
Inside Edition reported on the authenticity of Subway’s tuna sandwiches following a class-action lawsuit filed against the sandwich chain earlier this year falsely claiming that there was no tuna in their tuna sandwiches. Our team at Applied Food Technologies (AFT) conducted more than 50 tests on 150 pounds of tuna collected by Inside Edition from three Subway […]
Food Advertised as ‘Scallops’ in Some Instances Are Totally Different Fish – Inside Edition
In its investigative news story, Inside Edition reported on foods falsely advertised as scallops on menus and in markets in NYC, Dallas, and other U.S. cities. Scientists at IEH Applied Food Technologies (AFT) tested the scallops collected by Inside Edition and found that several locations were selling imitation products, made from cheaper, less healthy fish pastes and spinefoot fish. […]
IEH re-approved as a testing lab through the Non-GMO Project
IEH has been re-approved as a testing lab through the Non-GMO Project! This certification allows us to continue offering qualitative and quantitative screening methods to test products as part of the Non-GMO Project Standard certification process. We test a wide range of samples – from raw agricultural commodities and their derivatives to highly processed products. Get […]
Is Homemade Baby Food Better? – Healthy Babies Bright Futures
Do homemade baby foods have lower heavy metal content than store-bought brands? To answer this question, Healthy Babies Bright Futures conducted a research study. As part of this study, our colleagues at Brooks Applied Labs, LLC tested 288 baby food samples for arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. The organization concluded that homemade and store-bought baby […]
IEH announces a new RT-PCR test to detect Naegleria fowleri
IEH is proud to announce the development of a new RT-PCR test that detects Naegleria fowleri with 2-day turnaround times. The test follows CDC protocols for sample preparation, DNA extraction, and amplification.Commonly called the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri is an environmental parasite that resides in soil and warm freshwater bodies like lakes and rivers. Get […]
Dr. Mohammad Koohmaraie as featured speaker at the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Reciprocal Meat Conference
Dr. Mohammad Koohmaraie, President of the Meat Division at IEH, is a featured speaker at the 2022 American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Reciprocal Meat Conference. He will share his expertise at the “New Approaches to Reducing Salmonellosis Across the Food Industry” symposium and will moderate and present at the “Strengthening the Position of Meat Science as a […]
“It’s kind of similar to swimming in a toilet.” Tests from pool water samples in Las Vegas reveal high bacteria counts and E. coli — Inside Edition
IEH Laboratories tested samples collected by Inside Edition from three popular pool clubs in Las Vegas. According to the results, water samples from two pools revealed the presence of E. coli and a bacteria count of 100 million and 15 million, while the third pool water sample was clean with no evidence of fecal contamination.
IEH Announces New Services of Rheology and Texture Analysis on Food and Cosmetic Products
IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group announces the launch of a new analytical service which provides rheology and texture analysis for food and cosmetic products. The laboratory has been fitted with advanced texture analyzers capable of quantifying the viscosity of liquid products, and exploring the applications of novel ingredients to identify innovative solutions that can benefit […]
IEH Analytical Laboratories becomes the first DEA-registered hemp testing lab in Washington State
IEH is proud to share that IEH Analytical Laboratories in Seattle became the first and only DEA-registered hemp analytical testing laboratory under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program in Washington State! The U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program requires any laboratory testing hemp for THC concentration to be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). IEH […]
Woman Who Works Out of Her Kitchen Shocked at Bacteria Levels After Swab Test – Inside Edition
IEH Laboratories tested samples sent by Inside Edition, whose staff had swabbed commonly touched surfaces such as laptops, desk, and counters from the home offices of two individuals. Results revealed millions of pathogens, highlighting the risks of contamination at home offices.
America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick – ProPublica
In its investigative news story, ProPublica reported on the virulent, multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella found in dozens of chicken processing plants, raw pet food and live chickens, sickening more than two dozen people within two months. ProPublica interviewed IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group’s President Dr. Mansour Samadpour for his insights on the presence of Salmonella in […]
IEH Announces Acquisition of Led techno
Led techno is a laboratory supply company based in Belgium. They specialize in equipment, disposables, reagents and 3M Food Safety products for microbiology labs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Led techno is ISO 9001:2015 certified, participates in the Voka Charter Sustainable Entrepreneurship, and was awarded the title of SDG Pioneer of the United Nations […]
New method speeds variant tracking from weeks to hours – UW Newsroom
UW Medicine Newsroom article featured Watson, a portable, preprogrammed thermocycler developed by IEH. Watson is being used by UW School of Medicine in collaboration with ID Genomics to speed tracking of COVID variants from weeks to within two hours. Watson is also featured in this YouTube video.
IEH Announces Acquisition of AquaTox Testing & Consulting Inc.
AquaTox Testing & Consulting Inc. is a Canadian-based ecotoxicity testing laboratory providing services to government and industry for over 30 years. Aquatox performs freshwater and marine aquatic and terrestrial toxicology testing and has a professional staff with expertise in these areas. The facility is ISO/IEC: 17025 accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) […]
New research shows California coronavirus variant is more transmissible – Washington Post
A study that our research team published with scientists from the University of Washington is featured in this Washington Post article.
Will Daniels: Humanizing Food Safety – Food Safety Matters
In this episode of Food Safety Matters Will Daniels, president of the produce division at IEH, discusses “the human side of food safety as part of public health, reestablishing a relationship with the consumer, reliving the 2006 spinach outbreak, educating and engaging your workforce, engaging senior management in food safety, how to counter complacency in your food safety […]
Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 contamination on food plant surfaces as determined by environmental monitoring
Covid-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2 corona virus, has disrupted life on earth, causing a pandemic that has resulted in millions of infections and deaths. During the early phase of the pandemic there were large scale outbreaks in food production plants. In March of 2020 we helped to implement infection control strategies in 116 food production plants […]
Make Food Safety Consumer-Focused
Food Safety Summit 2020 featured Will Daniels with a keynote presentation titled “Back to Basics: Consumer-Focused Food Safety.”
2020’s Food Safety Summit gets underway virtually today – Food Safety News
“Keynote — “Back to Basics: Consumer-Focused Food Safety” — Will Daniels, president of the produce division at IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group will discuss how COVID 19 has changed the world. In the wake of this pandemic, food manufacturers have stood up to the challenge of performing as an essential business and have shown the […]
Backlogs At Smoke Testing Labs Force Washington Wineries To Get Creative – Forbes
As wine regions around the world face the immediate effects of devastating fires, the threat of smoke exposure is of concern. Wildfires and controlled burns generate smoke particulates that could be taken up by the berries and leaves of grapes in nearby vineyards. While the chemical composition of smoke from wood pyrolysis is rather complex, […]