Dangerous toxins can be found in food crops at any stage in the supply chain, which is why a regular schedule of food safety testing is vital to the health of the public. One such class of toxins, Mycotoxins, are naturally occurring compounds produced by certain types of molds that can appear on many kinds of agricultural products.
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