NEWS

Courier Services

Courier Services

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,...

read more
ADPI Annual Meeting

ADPI Annual Meeting

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...

read more
Supply Side East & Cheese Industry Conference

Supply Side East & Cheese Industry Conference

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...

read more
How Do Bacteria Survive In A Food Production Facility?

How Do Bacteria Survive In A Food Production Facility?

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.

read more
REVISED: 20 Signs Your Food Safety Program Needs Help!

REVISED: 20 Signs Your Food Safety Program Needs Help!

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.

read more
CL4: Sanitation & Food Safety Crash Course

CL4: Sanitation & Food Safety Crash Course

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. 

read more
Sampling Plans in Food Safety: A 101 Guide

Sampling Plans in Food Safety: A 101 Guide

Product sampling is a topic we dove into during our recent course at Chestnut Labs in partnership with IDFA. Out of that, we put together a brief “101” for items to keep in mind when approaching sampling for your testing strategy.

read more
Chestnut Labs to offer Challenge and Shelf-Life Studies Course October 17-18

Chestnut Labs to offer Challenge and Shelf-Life Studies Course October 17-18

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.

read more
The 5 Most-Feared Pathogens for Dairy Foods

The 5 Most-Feared Pathogens for Dairy Foods

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.  

read more
Announcing the 2017 Pet Food Safety Workshop

Announcing the 2017 Pet Food Safety Workshop

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. 

read more
3 Construction Hazard Questions for Food Manufacturing Plants

3 Construction Hazard Questions for Food Manufacturing Plants

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. 

read more
Has the FDA issued your food manufacturing company a Form 483?

Has the FDA issued your food manufacturing company a Form 483?

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.

read more
The Anatomy of a Food Safety Research Study

The Anatomy of a Food Safety Research Study

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.

read more
Top Three Food Safety Trends for 2017

Top Three Food Safety Trends for 2017

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.

read more

Learn more about Chestnut Labs

Simply let us know that you're interested in learning more and we'll send you additional information. 

Thank you!