Raw sprouts update

Over the past few years, raw sprouts have been linked to a number of foodborne illnesses including outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis, E. coli O104 and Listeria. These outbreaks sickened thousands of people around the world and were also responsible for several deaths. This led to many restaurants and grocery stores removing raw sprouts from their […]

Tox Tuesday: Synthetic Opiates

Known for their natural pain relieving elements, opiates are a well-known class of drugs that work by directly depressing the central nervous system and changing the way the brain perceives pain. Natural opium is derived from the opium poppy, and then used to make substances such as morphine, codeine, and thebaine. Synthetic and semi-synthetic opiates […]

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

Study: E. coli From Feedlots Can Contaminate Produce by Air – Food Safety News New research finds that E. coliO157:H7 can spread more than a tenth of a mile […]

Safety is key when traveling with pets

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important not to forget about the safety of our pets. While the Internet provides many articles outlining how to keep our furry friends safe and happy this time of year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are 10 top tips that should […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

What cows mean when they say ‘moo’ – BBC The ability to communicate between a mother and her offspring isn’t just between humans. Scientists in England have found that cows share […]

Study: key bacteria in gut can promote foodborne illness

Although many think the worst when they hear “E. coli,” there are many forms of the bacteria that are actually harmless and critical to gut health. However, one of the most harmful forms is known as enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) which causes diarrhea and is linked with outbreaks featured in the news, including this year’s […]

Neogen reports 26% increase in net income

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18, 2014 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended Nov. 30, increased 26% to $7,806,000, when compared to the prior year’s $6,207,000. Earnings per share in the current quarter were $0.21, compared to $0.17 a year ago. […]

Infographic: Workplace drug testing

Across Europe there is an increasing trend in the prevalence of substance abuse among the working population. Statistics show that these figures spike in December as people enter the festive spirit where we see as much as a 40% increase in the consumption of drugs and alcohol.

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UK introduces new regulations on food allergen labeling

Earlier this week new European legislation went into effect that requires food producers to make changes to their pre-packaged food labels so they emphasize 14 different allergens if they are used as ingredients. These changes will provide allergen information in a clearer and more consistent way, making it easier for consumers to make safer food […]

Creatinine

Used to evaluate or discover kidney disease, kidney failure or malfunction, a creatinine test is a relatively common test that medical professionals often order when treating patients with conditions that affect the kidneys such as high blood pressure, type-one or type-two diabetes, or in those that are taking medication that can affect kidney function.

Because […]