Is it safe to pucker up to your pooch?

As the clock strikes midnight couples everywhere pucker up for a kiss and ring in the new year with their lips locked. But for pet owners who also want to share the love with their four-legged friend, giving their animals a kiss, and letting them lick your face in return, has been cautioned by veterinarians […]

Study: Salmonella can survive for months in cookies, crackers

Salmonella

Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, such as some types of Salmonella, can survive for at least six months in dry foods like cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to low-water-activity, or dry foods, a recent article states.

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Monday links

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Food Safety

New Food Safety Institute for Helping New York Producers Comply With FSMA – Food Safety News On Dec. 15, Cornell University announced it would become home to a comprehensive food safety […]

Indian spice may help improve food safety

A research team at Southern Illinois University has found a way to employ the antimicrobial properties of turmeric, a spice best known for its use in Indian cuisine, to help prevent E. coli and other foodborne pathogens.

According to the study, this can be done without making foods taste like turmeric and is similar to […]

Neogen acquires rodenticide assets

Neogen Corporation announced today that it has acquired the complete rodenticide assets of Virbac Corporation, the North American affiliate of the France-based Virbac Group, a global animal health company.

The acquired assets include a key rodenticide active ingredient that complements Neogen’s existing active ingredients, and more than 40 regulatory approvals for a variety of formulations […]

Keep your pets safe from holiday hazards

‘Tis the season for decorations, cooking special meals and wrapping gifts. While it can be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the FDA is reminding pet owners to watch out for temptations your pets may face this time of the year.

Stocking stuffers and pet treats

If your dog […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

1 In 10 People Around The World Gets Sick From Food Every Year – NPR A common nuisance of wandering the world is travelers’ diarrhea. Food in many regions of the […]

Neogen reports 16% increase in net income

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that net income for the second quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, increased 16% to $9,073,000, or $0.24 per fully diluted share, from $7,806,000, $0.21 per share, in fiscal 2015. Current year-to-date net income was $18,396,000, or $0.49 per share, compared to $16,689,000, or $0.45 […]

A brief history of eggnog

Last week we delved into the history of the popular potted holiday plant, the poinsettia. In keeping with holiday traditions, now we will look into the history of eggnog and how the popular holiday beverage came to be.

Usually sold today between the months of November and December, the sweet, creamy, and delicious drink has […]

Climate change spells trouble for some fish populations

It’s no secret there’s a lot of weird stuff going on in the oceans right now. For example, there is a monster El Nino looming in the Pacific, ocean acidification is causing stress among oyster lovers, migrating fish populations have caused tensions between countries over fishing rights, and fishermen say they’re seeing unusual patterns in […]