Tox Tuesday: Drug abuse in Hawaii

In one word, “paradise” is often the perception that comes from the island nation of Hawaii. Along with beautiful white sandy beaches, tropical flowers, and day after day of perfect surfing conditions, however, Hawaii and its residents have similar concerns regarding the rise in drug abuse their state faces just like others area of the […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

Handling baby chicks – Brown Field Every spring Salmonella outbreaks occur and one of the causes around Easter is baby chicks.

FDA to increase transparency of animal feed ingredients – All […]

Study links herbicide use to antibiotic resistance

In one of the first studies of its kind, a group of researchers have found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics, meaning if someone is exposed to both herbicides and antibiotics at the same time, higher doses of antibiotics will likely be needed to kill the offending bacteria.

The […]

Neogen reports 13% increase in net income

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended Feb. 28, increased 13% to $7,454,000, when compared to the prior year’s $6,575,000. Earnings per share in the current quarter were $0.20, compared to $0.18 a year ago. Current year-to-date net income increased 17% over prior […]

Study finds common children’s allergens in pet food

When it comes to food allergies, avoidance is key. However, while it may be easy to avoid foods you know you are allergic to, oftentimes allergic reactions occur when we are unaware that a potential allergen exists.

For example, a new study is demonstrating this to be true in the case of children who have […]

Leader appointed to UK’s Food Crime Unit

In response to the 2013 European horsemeat scandal and other food-related incidents, a new Food Crime Unit (FCU) has been developed in the United Kingdom that will fight the trade of fraudulent foods, and build intelligence and evidence of the risks and the nature of food fraud and food crime.

Andy Morling was recently announced […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

West Nile Virus – The Horse Today, West Nile virus (WNV) might seem like just another preventable disease and a shot your horse gets once or twice a year, but a […]

Food safety testing market to surpass $15 billion by 2019

A new report has found that the food safety testing market will be worth more than $15 billion by 2019. This is in addition to an estimated 1.2 billion food tests to be conducted as well.

These finding were complied by the global market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, and are discussed in the report, Food Safety […]

Study reveals new potential of peanuts

A new study is showing that eating the skinless inner kernels of peanuts may improve a person’s gut bacteria and their ability to ward off E. coli and Salmonella infections.

Published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers at the University of Maryland say this is because skinless peanuts have a prebiotic-like effect and the […]

Sanitation and pest control for floor-mounted platform scales

Electronic scales are used throughout the food processing industry and in various steps in the production process to help ensure accuracy and safety of the final product. While they are crucial tools in the success of a company, they can also be difficult to clean, adding to a facility’s sanitation concerns.

For example, electronic scales […]