We had such a fantastic response from our first webinar explaining menu nutritional labeling rules for restaurants and foodservice, we have added three new webinars to our schedule in December. These free, informative sessions are hosted by our Chief Scientific Officer, Gillian Folkes Dagan, PhD, an expert in nutritional labeling and quality assurance in the food industry.Read More
ISO 17025 Accredited Food Testing Experts
As you have probably heard by now, the new menu nutritional labeling rules have been released by the FDA. We are already pouring over the documents now to prepare you with everything you need to know to be in compliance by the effective date. We have already scheduled a webinar and live Q&A session to answer questions the restaurant industry may have about nutritional testing and labeling on December 3rd, 2014 at 2PM. Don't miss it! Have any questions that you need answered now? Give us a call at 1.866.233.5883, or fill out the "Talk to a Food Testing Expert" form on the right of this page to get started!
We'll cover many topics during the webinar, but in the meantime, here are the highlights:
Effective date: December 1, 2014.
Compliance date: Covered establishments must comply with the rule by December 1, 2015.
- Establishments covered: Restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20+ locations. Similar retail food establishments include bakeries, cafeterias, coffee shops, convenience stores, delicatessens, food service facilities located within entertainment venues (such as amusement parks, bowling alleys, and movie theatres), food service vendors (e.g., ice cream shops and mall cookie counters), food take-out and/or delivery establishments (such as pizza take-out and delivery establishments), grocery stores, retail confectionary stores, superstores, quick service restaurants, and table service restaurants.
The “Things We Wish We Knew” series goes to show that knowledge is power and people learn new things every day. Dr. Gillian Dagan is no exception. Dr. Dagan graduated from the University of Florida with a PhD in Food Science. She has been with ABC Research since 2004. She started as the Director of our Product Performance team, and now serves as our Chief Science Officer.Read More
We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully expanded our ISO 17025 accreditation in our chemistry laboratory in the following areas:
ABC Research Laboratories, along with The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that ABC Research QA Director Lindsey K. McLeod has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor, or ASQ CQA. As such, she has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of auditing principles and practices.
ABC Research Laboratories is proud to announce its acceptance as a General Mills Approved Laboratory. General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, provides this honor only to food testing laboratories that follow the strictest standards and best practices for food safety and quality testing.
If the pending regulation on menu nutritional labeling was on social media, they would easily be your lamest friend.
If you ask a scientist a question, you would think you would get a highly precise answer.
“How long is this leaf?”
But get into more complicated scenarios and you will often find the first answer is “It Depends.”
“What is the weather going to be like today?”
“It depends [on time/place].”
“What is the most efficient way to cook a steak?”
“It depends [on doneness level, fat %, etc., etc.]”
*Sigh* You ask an expert and all you get is more questions! Today, I would like to explore the “It Depends” scenarios for a question we are routinely asked:
How long will my food testing take?
Knowing what's going on at every level of your supply chain is critical in any industry, especially if your supply chain deals with food. There are many gaps to fill in from farm to fork, and missing even one of them can lead to disaster for your company. So what's the best way to see (and fill) those gaps? Food safety testing pros Dr. Gillian Dagan and Lori Stephens, MS, REHS/RS as they share how to implement a vendor specification program for your supply chain. Topics covered include:
When it comes to food safety testing laboratories, the human resources department is an unexpected place to hear of innovation and development. However, for ABC Research Laboratories in Gainesville, Florida, this is far from the case. The announcement of HR Managing Director Janelle Peele's successful completion of the Society for Human Resources Management's "Professional in Human Resources Management" certification, and promotion to the role of Chief Culture Officer, is just the latest demonstration of how the company is innovating the ABC Research experience.
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