When it comes to food, we all want to ensure consumers have the best quality products available to them. From size, shape, color, and consistency, down to what products taste like, a farmer is looking to grow the best crop and producers want to produce the best product.
Soybeans and their processing byproducts can be found in multiple applications worldwide. Because soybeans contain all eight essential amino acids necessary for health, they are often crushed into soybean meal for use in other products — some for humans, but mostly as a protein source for farm animals. Currently, around 85 percent of the global soybean production is processed into soybean meal, with around 98 percent of the resulting meal used as the primary source of protein for farm animals.
Barrow-Agee Laboratories is a long-standing member of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) dating back to the lab’s inception in 1917. In May, we were interviewed and featured by the AOCS magazine Inform about why working with a Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) has been so beneficial to us.
What’s in the Food is What’s in the News
If you watch or read the news, you may have heard about recent FDA warnings against certain pet food brands and their products. Pet food warnings and recalls are nothing new, but in 2019, several warnings have already been issued for products that have tested positive for everything from Salmonella to Listeria monocytogenes.
Our commitment at Barrow-Agee is to deliver high-quality, advanced services, and that includes the digital experience our customers expect. With that in mind, we began the process of developing a new look and functionality to our website at the start of 2019, creating a navigable platform that showcases the expertise and services that Barrow-Agee Labs delivers.
It’s not often a company is lucky enough to land someone like Jim Bell. It’s even rarer for that company to transform their mindset thanks to an employee’s example and vision. But Barrow-Agee Laboratories was fortunate to hire Jim back in 1981 and build a relationship that helped to shape the personality of the business.
Memphis, Tennessee—Last year was a banner year for Barrow-Agee Laboratories with the addition of our new and expanded leadership team, new instrumentation, technology and an increase in the analytical tests we offer. As a result, we are positioned to better serve our customers in 2019 and beyond.
Memphis, Tennessee—Barrow-Agee Laboratories, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kami Fusco as Laboratory Director. Fusco is an experienced operations, administrative and quality assurance professional who has served in both manufacturing and service environments.
Memphis, Tennessee—Barrow-Agee Laboratories, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Beers as chief executive officer. Beers is an experienced senior executive with more than two decades of working in animal, feed and food production markets.