World Food Day: Spotlight on global hunger

Today marks World Food Day, which was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness of global hunger and shine a light on agriculture while encouraging development and solidarity.

Approximately 868 million people globally are undernourished, or roughly one in eight, according to FAO. Of those, the majority […]

It’s Monday! Time to celebrate with the links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Thousands of schools going without required number of inspections – Food Safety News

There were an estimated 73,000 missed inspections from 2008-2011.

Record high Atlantic cod quota set – […]

Happy World Egg Day!

Crack a smile, because today honors a very special foodstuff.

Today marks World Egg Day, a time to celebrate the ubiquitous food. Celebrated the second Friday of October since 1996, the event is hailed worldwide as a time to take a step back and just appreciate the egg, according to the World Egg Day website.

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Report: Japan to lessen restrictions on U.S. beef

Japan is slated to reduce import restrictions on U.S. beef next year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Once Japan’s health ministry receives approval from Japan’s Food Safety Commission, the ministry will increase the age limit on U.S. beef from 20 months to 30 months and younger, according to the article.

The limits originally were imposed to […]

Making a difference: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a special time to remember and a time to fight for a cure.

As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Neogen is proud to support the work of the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center by donating 10 percent of its proceeds from the sales of PolyPetite women’s gloves to the center. […]

Study: What is the connection between Salmonella and colic in horses?

Colic and Salmonella make an icky – and infectious – pair.

That’s why researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center took a look at the relationship between the two, specifically the link between colic and shedding of Salmonella, reports TheHorse.com.

In horses, colic is abdominal pain that can be caused by a variety […]

Want a vacation? Help ease a dairy cow’s pain

Comfy shoes can make all the difference in the world. And that doesn’t just go for humans.

Help ease a cow’s hoof pain and enter to win a $1,000 travel voucher (hello warm weather vacation!) when you purchase CowSlips or Easy Bloc bovine orthopedic shoes. The Heal Her Hot Hooves promotion runs through Nov. 30. […]

It’s cold outside! Warm up with the Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

FDA says it can’t afford new food safety law – Columbus Dispatch

Agency officials say a lack of funds is slowing implementation of the law.

In organic-hungry Hong Kong, […]

Implementing a hatchery water treatment system is crucial to poultry health

Dr. Mueez Ahmad

Technical services veterinarian for poultry

Neogen Corporation

Contaminated processing water can cause severe bacterial or fungal problems in the modern hatcheries.

These facilities, where poultry eggs are hatched, consume thousands of gallons of water each month. Hatchery water quality usually is measured to meet the Environmental […]

Report: About 8 percent of beef in U.S. from imported cows

The majority of beef in the U.S. is produced in country, according to a recent study in the journal Agricultural Sciences.

The paper outlines the methodology for estimating the amount of beef and pork in the U.S. that is derived from foreign-born animals (mainly Canada and Mexico). Overall, it found the imports of live cattle […]