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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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A study that our research team published with scientists from the University of Washington is featured in this Washington Post article.

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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 …

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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 …

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Food Safety Summit 2020 featured Will Daniels with a keynote presentation titled “Back to Basics: Consumer-Focused Food Safety.”

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“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 …

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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 …

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Brooks Applied Laboratories brings extensive capabilities in trace metals and metals speciation to IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group. Toxicological and nutritional properties of a chemical element critically depend on the form in which it occurs in food. Some elements are …

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IEH tested environmental samples for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 for this Inside Edition story.

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IEH is actively working with clients to provide solutions to help respond to the current crisis. Please join members of the IEH leadership team for a webinar featuring updates on COVID-19, a detailed discussion of personnel testing, and how to …

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Nautilus Environmental Company, Inc. is a Canadian-based biological testing, research, and consulting company that performs environmental toxicological and microbiological tests that are required for regulatory compliance, as well as performing applied research to address specific project needs. The company operates …

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The food industry is vital to the well-being of the nation, and we must maintain our food supply during this pandemic. IEH is actively working with clients to provide solutions to help respond to the current crisis.  Please join members …

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MEI (dba IEH Labs) Received CLIA Certification to perform COVID-19 Clinical Testing. For more information regarding our SARS CoV-2 Personnel Testing, please click here.

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Focus Works is an award-winning, automation technology company based in New York serving the food industry. Automation is the future for batch control, lot tracking, food safety and regulatory compliance. Focus Works delivers essential automation services to food producers as …

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We are facing an unprecedented challenge with COVID-19 and how it will impact the food industry. The food industry is vital to the well-being of the nation, and we must maintain our food supply during this pandemic. IEH has worked …

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IEH tested supermarket ground beef samples for the presence of E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella for this Inside Edition story.

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“CBD seems to be everywhere. It can be found in all kinds of everyday products, from lotions to supplements, as well as dog food. CBD, or cannabidiol, is found in cannabis plants. It doesn’t give the user a high, but …

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List of presenters included: Dr. Jack Davis, Dr. Mansour Samadpour, Rashida Hassan, Dr. Darlene Cowart, Dr. Brian Vickery, Dr. Foy Mills, David DeShazo, Merle Jacobs, Dr. Sergio Sanchez, and Dr. Don Zink.

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“Research data published this month in the Journal of Food Protection by a team of researchers from ConAgra Inc., WhiteWave Foods Co., and the third-party IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group documents dozens of kinds of bacteria in raw wheat, including many strains …

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Will Daniels, president of the produce division at IEH, discusses emerging themes from the Food Safety Summit, including whole genome sequencing and blockchain technology.

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February 26th: Dr. John Larkin, Vice President of the IEH Food Process Engineering & Food Defense Division will be presenting “A Risk Analysis to Establish the Lethality Target for a Novel Aseptic Filler.” February 28th: Dr. Don Zink, President of …

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Dr. Mansour Samadpour, the CEO of IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group will serve as a technical expert in this court case.

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Will Daniels, president of the produce division at IEH, was interviewed about the romaine lettuce outbreak that originated in Yuma, Arizona, the connection between the animal world and the produce world, reducing microbial shedding events, community relations and food safety, lessons learned from …

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Dr. Mohammad Koohmaraie, president of the IEH meat division, was reappointed to his position on the USDA National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

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Hu L et al. found that the ribosomal RNA based Roka Atlas Assay displays higher sensitivity for detection of Salmonella than PCR and isothermal amplification-based assays, as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) culture method.

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Dr. Mansour Samadpour, the CEO of IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group will serve as a technical expert in this court case.

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Will Daniels, president of the produce division at IEH, was interviewed about “how Earthbound Farm responded to a deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to fresh spinach, the complexities and challenges of the supply chain, balancing food safety needs with marketing objectives, the …

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WOBURN, MA and SEATTLE, WA, November 14, 2017 –Sample6 and IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) jointly announced today that IEH is acquiring all assets related to the Sample6 DETECT platform. This divestment allows Sample6 to focus exclusively on its …

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Roka Bioscience, Inc. Agrees to Sell its Assets to Subsidiary of Institute for Environmental Health, Inc. Warren, NJ – August 17, 2017 – Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the …

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Dr. Margaret Hardin, vice president of technical services at IEH, wrote an article discussing the important roles sanitation and the layout of food plants have on food safety.

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“One of the US Department of Agriculture’s main tasks is to ensure that the nation’s meat supply is safe. But according to a new peer-reviewed study from the department’s own researchers, the USDA’s process for monitoring salmonella contamination on chicken—by …

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“Inside Edition bought 34 samples of Parmesan cheese from major supermarkets, as well as from major restaurant chains like Pizza Hut and Domino’s, and sent it to IEH Labs in Seattle, Washington where it was tested for cellulose. Mansour Samadpour, the …

Mansour Samadpour

“It’s better to set up systems properly in the beginning, rather than have to deal with an outbreak. Food safety is a moral obligation.” – Fast Company Profile on Mansour Samadpour

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“The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Foundation Scientific Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Mohammed Koohmaraie, CEO, Meat Division at IEH Laboratories, honoring his longstanding contributions assisting the industry to produce safe and wholesome meat, and his efforts to improve …

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“People need to understand what they are eating, where it was grown. You buy a bag of lettuce, where was it grown? Is the product from California? Arizona? Came from south of the border somewhere? The country of origin of the …

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“Mansour Samadpour runs IEH Laboratories, one of the largest private food testing facilities in the nation. Companies hire him to test their food and make sure it’s safe for the consumer. He believes much of the current testing is too infrequent …

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“IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group is in. Led by Seattle’s Dr. Mansour Samadpour, IEH brings its own significant credibility to Chipotle’s table. Known to many within the food safety community simply as “Mansour,” the microbiologist says he’s going to deliver …

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“Mansour said Chipotle adopted his food safety plan for the 1,900-plus restaurants of the Mexican fast-casual food chain “without any modification.” He promised to eliminate or mitigate “risk to a level of near zero and will establish Chipotle as the …

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“Besides [E. coli, Listeria or Salmonella], the station reported that the lab tested for the number of microbes in one gram of food, and those results weren’t negative. In fact, the leafy green samples all had more than 1 million …

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“After shutting restaurants in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, Chipotle is doing a deep cleaning of the locations, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Twelve people in the Portland area and 25 in Washington state became ill after eating at …

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“Outbreaks that last this long are more common than one might think, said Samadpour. They occur whenever the investigators cannot connect the dots and are not able to find the source of the outbreak, which means that the contaminated product …

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“Samadpour’s company — which has over 1,500 employees across 116 labs — tests everything from whether or not a box of raspberries are actually organic or if a piece of “wild-caught” fish is actually wild, or the species listed on …

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“Business is booming — partly because IEH clients consider testing to be a gatekeeper defense in a multitiered food economy without borders. “We’re a lot more concerned about imports,” Mr. Samadpour says, because of “lack of accountability, lack of infrastructure, …

Donald Zink

“IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group is pleased to announce its recent hire of Dr. Donald Zink, who has joined IEH as the President of the Division of Foods and Regulatory Compliance. In his new position with IEH, Dr. Zink will …

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Dr. Margaret Hardin, vice president of technical services at IEH, wrote an article discussing how to analyze, trend, and monitor test results generated in the food industry and how this data can be used to implement corrective actions that reduce …

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“Even more than the jobs created, IEH is a company that helps make other companies better, and that benefit will mean even greater things down the road for Scottsville and the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “The food and beverage industry …

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Dr. Margaret Hardin, vice president of technical services at IEH, wrote an article discussing food safety challenges associated with poultry products.

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“Too often we are willing to send paratroopers after something goes wrong and — you know, we kill so many people,” he (Mansour Samadpour) said. “But the question is: Where were these guys before? Why should anyone be allowed to …

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“The U.S. Department of Agriculture monitors the levels of some bacteria in poultry. Effective in July, the agency is tightening its rules. Processors will have to ensure that no more than 7.5 percent of raw chickens are contaminated with salmonella …

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“Mansour Samadpour, the nationally known food scientist who runs the Institute for Environmental Health (IEH), tested 100 retail chickens at the request of Marler Clark, the food-safety law firm also based in Seattle.” – Food Safety News

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“In early 2008, Marler began talking seriously to Samadpour, who heads the Seattle-based Institute for Environmental Health, about sampling meat in groceries to see whether there was widespread contamination… A deal was struck, a testing protocol developed and Samadpour told his …

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“A “Good Morning America” investigation found that what is generally thought to be a simple meal — the classic American burger — can be much more complex. For its investigation, “Good Morning America” purchased six packages of 100 percent ground beef …

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“Dr. Samadpour, the laboratory owner, has said that “we can make hamburger safe,” but that in addition to enhanced testing, it will take an aggressive use of measures like meat rinses and safety audits by qualified experts.” – The New …

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