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Pet Food Safety Testing: What You Need to Know

It’s safe to say that Americans consider pets to be a pretty big deal. We love our furry friends, and their safety and wellbeing is a top priority. About 85 million families (approximately 67 percent of U.S. households) own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Those households spent about $36.9 billion on pet food and treats in 2019.

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How We’re Responding to COVID-19

[Updated 3/23/2020] More than 100 years ago, Barrow-Agee Laboratories was founded on a strong set of core values — the first and foremost being safety. Every year since then, we have followed and operated on those values. In light of that commitment, we wanted to take this opportunity to share what we’re doing for our employees and our customers to ensure everyone remains safe and healthy as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

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4 Major Benefits of Automated Sampling

Put a Consistent Automated Sampling Program in Place for Accurate Test Results

One of the most important things to consider in order to get accurate test results in food safety testing is your sampling process. Many companies still rely on manually sampling animal feed, byproduct, or animals themselves rather than automated sampling. But this encourages a number of problems that may not allow for the most effective quality testing.  Read more

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Essential Steps in Poultry Testing for Optimal Quality

From Starters to Growers to Finishers

Delivering the highest quality product is at the top of nearly every company’s priority list, but for those in the poultry industry, it can be a matter of public safety. And “good enough” just won’t cut it when you’re responsible for keeping consumers from being exposed to dangerous pathogens and bacteria. That’s why poultry testing is so important. Read more

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What to Look for in a Full-Service Laboratory

More People = More Food = More Risk

Every year, the food processing and distribution industries grow. This is naturally tied to the ever-increasing population of the world and its expanding food production and distribution needs. While each country has its own respective food distribution challenges, the United States sees an annual population growth percentage of between 0.7% and 0.9% — anywhere from two to three million people. As you’ll learn, this underscores the importance of working with a full service laboratory. Read more