Genomic testing options for replacement heifers

With the arrival of lower-cost genomic testing options, an increasing number of registered purebred and commercial producers are using these tools for routine sorting and selection applications.

While genomic testing costs have come down, they can still be substantial, and dairymen are searching for the most cost-effective applications of the technology. To address these issues, […]

Study shows mold-related toxin in some oat cereals; pet food

Mycotoxins are making headlines once again, as high concentrations of the mold toxins have been found in certain types of pet and human foods.

A lawsuit filed earlier this month is alleging that thousand of dogs may have been poisoned by pet food containing mycotoxins, which can grow on grains and can cause poisoning when […]

Report IDs food sources for 4 common pathogens

A new report outlining the foods most prone to pathogens was recently released by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC), a partnership of several organizations including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Titled “Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates for Salmonella, […]

Kid’s allergies may be linked to how you wash your dishes

Parents that wash dishes by hand rather than in a dishwasher may lower their children’s risk of developing allergies according to a new study.

Published in the journal Pediatrics, this study followed roughly 1,000 young children and their parents living in the Gothenburg area of Sweden. Researchers looked into not only if the parents washed […]

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Food Safety

For peanut allergy sufferers, relief could be on the way – CBS News About three million Americans are allergic to nuts, and most of them are allergic to peanuts. But relief […]

National Love Your Pet Day highlights pet food safety

With the influx of cat videos on the Internet, family portraits featuring four-legged friends and luxury pet spas now becoming a viable business, it’s no secret that people love their pets. But if you needed an excuse to spend the day cuddled up with your furry friend or just another reason to pamper, play and […]

Study: Listeria thrives in retail delis

Your favorite deli sandwich may come with an unexpected side, according to a new study that took thousands of samples at retail delis around the U.S and found some of the highest rates of the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes ever recorded.

In healthy individuals, eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may lead to common food […]

New USDA approved apples turn down the brown

New types of apples that have been genetically engineered (GE) to not brown as quickly after being cut were recently approved for sales in the U.S. by The U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a recent article.

Known as the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, these are the first types of apples that have been […]

Undeclared almond in paprika expands allergy alert

The investigation of undeclared allergens in spices has widened as new recalls have been issued in Europe for paprika, and spice mixtures containing paprika, which have been found to be contaminated with almond. This comes shortly after ground cumin, and several other products containing cumin, were recalled recently in the U.S. and later in Europe […]

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Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]