2013 wrap up: The biggest stories of the year

‘Twas the year of acronyms on Neogen blog, from FSMA to COOL to PEDV. This year also saw new technological advances, big shakeups in the regulatory scene and fresh discoveries. Here’s a look at the most popular news items of 2013.

Food safety

The horse meat scandal

Early in 2013, routine testing found horse and […]

Welcome back to work with the Monday links

Recovering from the holidays and 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

2013 was a big year for FDA – Food Safety News

From Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules to a slew of reports, […]

Belated Tox Tuesday: Synthetic marijuana update

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Moderator’s note: Tox Tuesday will be back to its regularly-scheduled day for the next edition, Tuesday, Jan. 7.

As governments around the world wrangle with how to deal with so-called “legal highs”, new findings suggest that the drugs’ popularity may be waning.

Synthetic marijuana, or spice, is […]

Get festive with these food safety tips!

It’s a busy time of year – people are traveling, there’s shopping to do and sometimes things fall by the wayside (like Aunt Marge’s fruitcake – yikes).

Still, it’s important to keep food safety at the forefront of holiday festivities to ensure the memories made are merry and bright (trust us, foodborne illness is neither […]

Here are your holiday links!

Doing some last minute shopping and 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.

Neogen will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in observance of the holidays. From all us of at […]

FSMA food defense rule proposed

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new rule aimed at protecting the U.S. food supply from intentional contamination.

Under the rule, domestic and foreign food facilities will be required to evaluate vulnerabilities in their processes in order to prevent acts that could cause public harm. This kind of adulteration can take […]

Neogen reports second quarter results

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has announced that its revenues for the second quarter of FY 2014, which ended Nov. 30, increased 17% to $59,599,000, from the previous year’s second quarter revenues of $50,737,000. This increase was aided in part by two acquisitions the company completed this year. Year to date, FY 2014 revenues increased 18% […]

New discovery helps unravel the early days of cat domestication

From ancient companions to the darlings of the internet, cats have had a close relationship with humanity for a long time.

Now a discovery in China points to how the relationship got started. Archaeologists studying a site in China have found evidence of partially-domesticated cats living with humans roughly 5,300 years ago. The cats were […]

Mechanically-tenderized beef comment period extended

The comment period on labeling mechanically-tenderized beef products has been reopened following a request by trade associations.

The proposed rule would require the use of the label “mechanically tenderized” on raw or partially-cooked beef products that have been tenderized using needles or blades. The concern comes as the blades or needles may inadvertently transfer pathogens […]

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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

Year end sees sea of regulatory flux – The Acheson Group

From leafy greens to a plan to reduce Salmonella, there’s a lot going on at the […]