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National Chicken Wing Day

Yesterday was National Chicken Wing Day. Did you know that chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York in 1964? Chicken wings have since become a..

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Mycotoxins Are No Picnic!

It’s officially summer, which means it’s also unofficially picnic season, and July is National Picnic Month. Longer, sun-filled days allow plenty of..

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2018 Crop Outlook: May 15, 2018

Spring planting is in full swing and temperatures throughout the Midwest have finally begun to rise to a moderate level. It can never be too early to..

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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 to The Ballgame” from baseball. You might be wondering:..

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Mycotoxin Homogeneity in Reference Materials

When thinking of mycotoxin reference material and homogeneity, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It’s easy to think in terms of liquid..

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Laboratory Reference Material Used as a Comparison Tool

When it comes to mycotoxin analysis, it’s always important to remember that the number is relative. The question is then: relative to what? The..

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Why Silanize Glassware for Mycotoxin Analysis?

Mycotoxins and silanized glassware... what is the significance in regards to results and accuracy? Think of it this way: in almost any process, small..

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

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by molds which can have significant negative effects on the health, productivity and profitability of..

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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 certified? Do they meet the qualifications to be..

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The Season for Cider... and Patulin?

Autumn is in full swing. The leaves have changed color and begun to fall off the trees, there is a crisp chill in the air, and the days have become..

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