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"We Wish You a Merry Christmas..." and Figgy Pudding without Mycotoxin Fear!

Christmas time is here, which means it’s time for holiday favorites such as hot cocoa, candy canes, gingerbread cookies, and eggnog. Christmas music is playing almost everywhere you go. If you’ve heard the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” this season, then maybe you’ve thought about another holiday dish which is referenced in the song: Figgy Pudding. Whether you actually serve Figgy Pudding as a dish at your Christmas celebration or you’ve just heard about it in the popular song, it’s worth taking a closer look at the ingredients that make up this traditional holiday dessert.

National Chicken Wing Day

Yesterday was National Chicken Wing Day. Did you know that chicken wings originated in Buffalo,...

Mycotoxins Are No Picnic!

It’s officially summer, which means it’s also unofficially picnic season, and July is National...

2018 Crop Outlook: May 15, 2018

Spring planting is in full swing and temperatures throughout the Midwest have finally begun to...

One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out...

“For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out…” Many of you probably know the song “Take Me Out...

Mycotoxin Homogeneity in Reference Materials

When thinking of mycotoxin reference material and homogeneity, what is the first thing that...

Laboratory Reference Material Used as a Comparison Tool

When it comes to mycotoxin analysis, it’s always important to remember that the number is...

Why Silanize Glassware for Mycotoxin Analysis?

Mycotoxins and silanized glassware... what is the significance in regards to results and...

In Vitro Analysis of Mycotoxin Adsorbents: Detection by HPLC vs. ELISA

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by molds which can have significant negative...

Why is ISO so Important to an Analytical Mycotoxin Laboratory?

When choosing a laboratory, there are several questions you should ask: Is this laboratory ISO...