We offer courier services for local customers at both of our locations. In southwest Missouri, the courier route navigates through Springfield, Joplin, Neosho, Monett, and southeastern Kansas. In the greater NY area, the courier route navigates through upstate NY, PA,...
Chestnut Labs attended the American Dairy Products Institute's (ADPI) Annual Meeting in May 2019. The meeting was held in Chicago, IL at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel. Chestnut Labs participated in the trade show and attended seminars related to the...
Chestnut Labs attended Supply Side East in Secaucus, New Jersey and the Cheese Industry Conference in Madison, WI during the month of April. At the conferences, Chestnut Labs had a booth at the trade show and networked to meet with industry leaders and potential new...
IDFA and Chestnut Labs are teaming up again in 2019 to offer the dairy industry a specialized food safety training opportunity March 5-7, 2019.
Protective Mechanisms can allow bacteria can employ to survive in a food production environment, even in the face of robust prevention and sanitation. Here’s a look at how bacterial spores and biofilm can thrive in food production, even when every measure is being taken to prevent them.
In Food Safety, preventive measures and controls are more important than ever. With that in mind, Chestnut Labs has compiled a list of 20 indicators that your food safety program needs help! We’ve also included some first steps to take in each case.
Sanitation is a broad term, and sanitation terms are often used interchangeably. But for food manufacturers, a term that’s so broad has some very specific imperatives for any food safety plan. Here’s a crash course to learn some of the classifications and use cases for approached to sanitation.
There are five main factors that can be attributed for both allowing and preventing much of the foodborne illness that occurs in the United States each year.
The top five food safety questions asked or learned at the Chestnut Labs Center for Food Safety Education & Training.
Chestnut Labs, an accredited food safety laboratory and training center, has announced its food safety course offerings for the first half of 2018.
To help new and experienced food safety and quality control professionals stay on top of good laboratory practices and techniques, IDFA is joining with Chestnut Labs to offer its popular “Hands-On Microbiological Testing, Food Safety and Laboratory Best Practices” course November 7-9 in Springfield, Missouri.
Learn the four essential components for conducting a Food Risk Assessment, the first phase of any Food Risk Analysis Program, that together with Food Risk Prevention, and Food Risk Communication, will help protect your product line.
The Advanced Food Microbiology: Challenge Studies and Shelf Life Studies course is designed for students that have completed Basic Food Microbiology and Advanced Food Microbiology or have advanced experience with microbiology in a laboratory setting. The primary focus of the course is pathogenic microorganisms in food. The course includes two days of exercises in a lab setting, including construction of death curves.
What should food companies know about the five most-feared pathogens that can occur in dairy foods? Absolutely everything they can, including how and why they occur, and preventive measures for how to avoid them.
The 2017 Pet Food Safety Workshop, set for October 3-4, 2017, is designed for pet food industry professionals with food safety responsibilities, including managers and technicians in quality assurance and control, sanitation, operations and maintenance. Join us at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City, Missouri near the airport for this dynamic learning opportunity.
When food safety issues occur in food production facilities, some string of dominoes have fallen to cause them. The shapes and sizes of those domino trails vary by organization, but they are always there.
Chestnut Labs’ team of food safety experts and instructors will present “Advanced Food Microbiology (M201)” with course content centering on pathogen controls, testing and preventive programs.
The Basic Food Microbiology course is designed for non-science majors and introduces students to microorganisms.
Think you know pathogens? Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the basics of some commonly occurring pathogens which can cause food borne illness and negatively impact food production companies.
Food production facilities are often expanded or reformatted, requiring construction in portions of the facility while operations continue.These construction projects add hazards and headaches to the production process, and measures must be in place to limit risks and liabilities for the producing companies.
Rusted food production equipment, including pumps, pipes, motors, and the like serves as a red flag that your facility may not be operating safely.
Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) is among the most important components to a robust food safety program. If pathogens are re-occurring in your production facility, your entire operation is compromised from a safety standpoint.
As a food manufacturer, complying with the FDA is paramount for maintaining your ability to safely send product to market. A Form 483 can be issued by the FDA at the conclusion of an inspection when investigators have observed any condition(s) that may constitute violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) and related Acts.
Chestnut Labs extends education series invitation for Advanced Food Microbiology: Pathogen Testing (M201)
Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, is hosting its second food safety education course of 2017. Food safety experts will present “Advanced Food Microbiology: Pathogen Testing” (M201) from April 25-27, 2017 at Chestnut Labs’ Springfield, Mo. location.
Finding the right professional food safety partner can be a daunting task. When food production organizations venture out to address issues or needs, many factors can impact the quality of the fit with an outside provider.
For any Food Safety Program, preventative controls are crucial for overall success. As regulatory requirements continue to become more stringent, robust prevention in the area of pathogenic environmental monitoring is imperative.
For food manufacturers, quality professionals and food handlers, the only way to know the truth about food safety is to perform scientific research. Research could be the difference between operating safely and efficiently, and undergoing costly recalls due to contamination in your product line.
Chestnut Labs to host “Basic Food Microbiology with Lab (M102)” Food Safety Course on March 7-8, 2017
Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, is hosting a food safety course entitled “Basic Food Microbiology with Lab” (M102) March 7-8, 2017 at its Springfield, Missouri location.
Chestnut Labs provides insight for the four types of research that, when conducted properly, help produce safer pet food products.
More refined consumer demands and an ever-shifting regulatory environment are remaining at forefront of the food safety industry again in 2017. As manufacturers and producers try to keep up, understanding the most pressing trends can help determine where to focus efforts.
Food Safety courses help create a more educated and equipped workforce, and Chestnut Labs offers food safety training courses designed to meet these needs within the food industry.
The Food and Drug Administration has released new guidance that aims to address preventative controls for Listeria, in regard to facility design, equipment, sanitation, GMP’s, utensils, manufacturing processes and importantly environmental monitoring and corrective action.
Mary Bandu, PhD, will speak at the 2017 Petfood Forum in Kansas City, Mo. at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5.
Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, has partnered with Hook Creative to launch a redesigned website that will expand and improve every facet of its web presence.