First-ever global Listeria report released

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the first-ever Global Listeria Report which concluded that in 2010 Listeria monocytogenes infected an estimated 23,150 people worldwide, killing 5,463 or 23.65% of them.

The study, known as “The Global Burden of Listeriosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” was published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and according to […]

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.

Agriculture

Why Farmers Aren’t Cheering This Year’s Monster Harvest – National Public Radio U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for both corn and soybeans. […]

CDC: Wetter is better for hand washing

It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season is upon us and the battle of keeping yourself and others healthy has intensified.

While many people know that washing their hands or using hand sanitizer is an important aspect to preventing infection and avoiding the spread of foodborne bacteria and other germs, do […]

U.S. voters send mixed messages on GMO and soda tax measures

Tuesday’s midterm elections featured a host of food and agriculture issues for some states and involved matters including GMO labeling and farming as well as soda-based taxes. Based on a recent article, and other local news reports, below is a rundown of how the results shook out and what it could mean for food policy […]

Tox Tuesday: Oral fluid testing

Today there are several types of sample matrices used with forensic drug detection tests that are used around the world to identify the use and abuse of both prescription and illegal drugs.

Urine testing, for example, is one of the most commonly used and referred to methods, along with blood and hair testing. While […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — November 3, 2014

Each week, we are happy to present to you the weekly Monday Mycotoxin Report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. To learn more about drought, crop yields and mycotoxin levels, please watch the video below.

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the interwebs for all of the big news stories? No worries — we have you covered in this edition of Monday links!

Animal Safety

Manure fertilizer contributes to resistant bacteria – All About Feed Treating dairy cows and other farm animals with antibiotics and then laying their manure in soil […]