Monday links: Getting up to speed for a new week

Check out Neogen ANSR’s website here and a video about ANSR here.

For a round up of mad cow news and previous blog posts, click here.

Colorado changes its cantaloupe growing practices

Colorado cantaloupe farmers are taking proactive steps to prevent outbreaks, such as the Listeria outbreak last year.

Interview with a heartworm specialist

Dr. […]

USDA releases new information about confirmed BSE case in California

A dairy cow that tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as mad cow disease) earlier this week was euthanized after it developed lameness, according to the USDA.

In a statement released yesterday, the agency gave further details about the cow and the circumstances surrounding the positive BSE test.

Here are the latest […]

Neogen launches the fastest molecular pathogen test

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has developed the quickest and easiest test system to definitively detect pathogen DNA in food and environmental samples.

Neogen’s revolutionary ANSR™ for Salmonella is the first pathogen test available for the system, and will provide results after only 10 minutes of reaction time. Other commercially available molecular amplification tests require up […]

Investigators search for additional cases of BSE, USDA reaffirms safety of food supply

State and federal officials have increased testing in the central California area where the U.S.’ fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed earlier this week.

The infected dairy cow’s herd and others in the area are undergoing testing for the disease, also known as mad cow, including the animal’s offspring and cattle that […]

Things that are neat: We are what we eat

Some random food facts for a Wednesday morning:

People eat healthier at breakfast and eat progressively less healthy throughout the day. But let’s be real, who doesn’t love an evening snack? It’s true what they say about eating breakfast. Those who have a meal in the morning help prevent low blood sugar levels throughout the […]

USDA confirms fourth case of “mad cow disease” in the U.S.

The U.S. officially has its fourth ever confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease.

The USDA confirmed the case today. The infected animal was a dairy cow from Central California, according to a press release from the USDA. BSE cannot be transmitted via milk.

The cow was never meant […]

Happy Monday! Time for some links

Key FSMA rules continue to languish at OMB, months after deadline

It’s still a waiting game on rules stemming from the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and some are getting anxious.

FDA issues draft guidance on nanotechnology use in food and cosmetics

A bit of light reading for a Monday morning.

Read both drafts […]

Leading the way: Neogen donates to Leader Dogs for the Blind

What could be better than puppies and helping people?

Thanks to our customers, Neogen was able to donate a significant sum to Leader Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that raises, trains, and pairs guide dogs with their lifelong human handlers. The donation was a result of an incentive program for pet food […]

GeneSeek founders bring home prestigious award

The founders of Neogen’s GeneSeek subsidiary took home a top prize last night.

Abraham Oommen and Daniel Pomp were awarded the 2012 Governor’s Bioscience award, which honors those who make a large contribution to bioscience in Nebraska.

GeneSeek was founded in 1998 to provide high throughput genetic screening, and gene discovery and characterization services for […]

Monday links: Getting your week started off right

Neogen adapts E. coli testing service to meet FSIS ground beef safety demands

Neogen’s Dr. Jason Lilly explains how the USDA and Neogen are working together to test for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, six strains of which soon will join E. coli O157:H7 as being classified as adulterants.

Setting the record straight on the proposed […]