September 2022
National Chicken Month
National Chicken Month celebrates one of the most common protein sources consumed worldwide. High in Vitamin B and good for your psychological health, Americans consume, on average, over 80 pounds of chicken per year!

While you may consider yourself a chicken conneisseur, the chicken industry may be more complex than you know. According to the National Chicken Council, approximately 30 federally-inspected companies are involved in the business of raising, processing and marketing chickens on a “vertically integrated” basis – meaning, the company is able to ensure quality at each step of the process. About 25,000 family farmers have production contracts with these companies and approximately 95 percent of broiler chickens are produced on these farms.

Animal health plays a vital role in ensuring quality chicken and eggs for consumption. For many years, Northeast Labs has worked closely with animal health companies from around the globe, providing components and supplies that are needed to keep the animals healthy and safe.

One of the most commonly supplied products for this market is sterile dye, used in conjunction with Avian Vaccination Procedures. The sterile dye acts as an indicator of successful vaccination.

NEL has also supplied varying culture media plates, broths, and tubes for regular screening protocols as well as high priority items for when troubles arise, such as the recent Avian Flu outbreak. NEL's Brain Heart Infusion broth was used nationwide by farmers, government programs, and even some USDA labs to screen for the virus.

If your facility is involved with the chicken industry and you need dyes or culture media products, NEL is here to support you. Give us a call today for more information about our product lines.


Media of the Month
Sterile Dye
NEL currently offers Sterile Dye in
the following configurations:

V9020 - VacCheck Green Dye, 10mL
V9030 - Sterile Blue Dye, 20mL
V9080 - Sterile Green Dye, 20mL
V9200 - Sterile Green Dye, 30mL
V9300 - Sterile Red Dye, 50mL
Custom Formulations Available

Sterile Dye
Intended for use in conjunction with Avian Vaccination Procedures to act as a marker or indicator of successful vaccination, NEL's sterile dyes are sold to customers around the globe.

NEL dyes can be packaged in screw cap bottles or, most commonly, in vials and serum bottles with septum stoppers and crimp caps. Containers vary in size with standard fill volumes ranging from 5mL to 200mL. Larger bottle configurations are possible as well upon request.

Clamshell style plastic cases ensure safe delivery to your facility with bulk boxing options available as well.

Most dyes offer a 2 year shelf life or longer, alleviating storage and stocking concerns.

Often made with custom additions or formulations, NEL is happy to cater to your facility's needs.

For more information on our
sterile dyes, please visit:
School season is in full swing!

NEL recently teamed up with the
Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter to provide backpacks and school supplies to children in the greater Waterville area.

Blessed with donations from our incredible employees, NEL was able to donate 17 backpacks complete with pencils, paper, markers, crayons, and other necessary items for children heading back to school.

Thank you to our employees for helping with this cause and thank you to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter for their continued efforts to improve the lives of many in the Mid-Maine region.
To get a better understanding of what the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
is doing for the community, click here:
Don't Forget:
Your air quality matters!
Don't waste time, test for radon today!
Radon is an ever-present problem in Maine and we are approaching test season. Order your test kits today!

Upcoming Events:

NACMID Annual Conference - September 11-13 Portsmouth, NH
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

AAFP FMX Tradeshow - September 20-24 Washington D.C.
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

KVBR Affiliates Tradeshow - September 22 Waterville Elk's Club
76 Industrial St. Waterville, ME 04901

MeWEA Fall Convention - September 23 Sunday River, Newry, ME
Sunday River Resort, 97 Summit Rd, Newry, ME 04261

ME Assoc. of Realtors Annual Conference - October 11-13 Rockport, ME
Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856

GHM Golf Classic - Sept 8 Belgrade Golf Club
Country Club Rd, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

Northern Maine Children's Water Festival - October 11th Univ. of Maine 
35 Flaggstaff Rd, Orono, ME 04469

227 China Road
Winslow, ME 04901

120 Main Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
* Disclaimer: this newsletter is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute legal or medical advice, and should not be construed as such.