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.

Food Safety

White House rejects petitions for mandatory GE labeling – Feedstuffs The Food and Drug Administration rejected petitions to the White House for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms. The move was […]

GeneSeek launches improved version of its low density genomic profiler

Neogen’s GeneSeek division has released an improved version of its popular bovine genomic profiler, which has become a global standard in cattle genomics. Improvements include a significant upgrade of its gene marker content.

GeneSeek’s latest version of its Bovine GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler-LD chip (GGP Bovine LD v4) screens cattle DNA for approximately 42,000 markers, of […]

How much do you really know about turkeys?

gobble, gobble!

Everyone knows that the holiday officially known as Thanksgiving could really be called Turkey Day, but how well do you really know Meleagris gallopavo, the wild turkey from which the domesticated version, and the one likely to be on your plate, was derived?

A recent article explains 14 fun facts about turkeys:

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Thanksgiving for pets

Just around the corner is Thanksgiving Day, where the nation collectively overeats and naps on the couch while supposedly watching football. We love to celebrate and indulge in abundant feasts with family and friends, and many people consider their pets to be family. The temptation is to let your pet splurge on Thanksgiving with the […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — November 23, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for November 23, 2015 is now available! Each week, we are happy to present a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. Each report also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.

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.

Food Safety

Why food allergy fakers need to stop – Boston Globe From gluten to garlic, diets and dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions. Chefs and real sufferers have had enough.

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Neogen can help with new FSIS guidelines for food allergens

In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger such problems.

The new FSIS guidelines, entitled, “FSIS Compliance Guidelines […]

FDA approves first genetically engineered animal

The first genetically altered animal, a salmon known as AquAdvantage, was approved yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after years of review and endless controversy. The salmon is engineered to grow twice as fast as its natural counterpart as it contains a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon and has been given a […]

U.S. crop production expected to hit record levels

U.S. corn and soybean production estimates for 2015 are nearing record breaking numbers as the USDA recently increased its corn projection by 99 million bushels and its soybean projection by 93 million bushels over its October estimate.

According to a recent report, the latest USDA report estimates the total U.S. corn production for 2015 at […]

Report: Multistate foodborne illness outbreaks are rare but deadly

E. coli

Foodborne disease outbreaks that spread across more than one state cause more than half of all deaths in outbreaks, despite accounting for only a tiny fraction (about 3%) of reported outbreaks in the United States, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]