2015 Capstone Crop Report

Welcome to the 2015 Capstone Crop Report, presented by Neogen. Watch the video below for a review of the 2015 crop season, highlighting mycotoxin impact on grain quality. For more information, please visit Neogen.com.

FSIS announces new food safety guidelines for poultry and ground beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) recently announced it has posted new guidelines for poultry processors to better prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw products during slaughter and processing, and new recordkeeping requirements for beef producers to make it easier and quicker to track foodborne illnesses to their source.

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Researchers explore protein linked to gluten sensitivity

While only about 1% of Americans have tested positive for celiac disease, another 6% are estimated to be sensitive to gluten — the stretchy protein that makes wheat bread fluffy and pie crusts crisp. Why those without the disease still have adverse reactions when ingesting gluten has been a question researchers have been trying to […]

Neogen launches Bovi-Rub insecticide applicator products

Neogen has just made effectively applying the best available insecticides on cattle a little easier.

Neogen has introduced the Prozap® Bovi-Rub backrubber and complementary accessories. When combined with Prozap’s proven line of insecticides, Bovi-Rub is the best choice to control flies, ticks, and other troublesome insects. The Bovi-Rub works by requiring cattle to pass underneath […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

USDA offers advice for holiday food safety – FOX While Thanksgiving is behind us, the holiday season is just gearing up. The USDA is encouraging people to keep their holiday season […]

A brief history of the poinsettia

Poinsettias are a staple this time of year as a popular holiday decoration and can be found around the world in houses, office buildings and hotels from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. However, this wasn’t always the story of the poinsettia as it took years of research to develop the plant into what it is […]

Genomic study looks to improve feed efficiency in dairy cattle

With an average adult dairy cow weighing in at about 1,500 pounds, it’s no surprise it takes a lot of feed to keep them at a healthy weight. In Michigan alone, the home to about 400,000 dairy cows, it’s estimated to cost about $5 per day per cow to keep herds well-nourished and producing enough […]

Report: International targets recommended for reducing animal antibiotic use

Antibiotic resistance is without a doubt one of the most talked about topics in the food industry today. While some popular fast food restaurants have announced they will go “antibiotic-free” in the coming years, others in the industry are questioning how much benefit movements like this will actually have on the quality of human and […]

Neogen’s ANSR for E. coli O157:H7 receives AOAC approval

Neogen has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for its new rapid and accurate test to definitively detect E. coli O157:H7 DNA.

Neogen’s newly approved ANSR® for E. coli O157:H7 detects the bacteria after only 10 minutes of reaction time following sample preparation. Neogen’s ANSR is an isothermal amplification reaction test method that exponentially […]

Tox Tuesday: Dermorphin

It’s no secret that issues of illegal drug use have been a continuing problem in the horse racing industry. Dating back centuries, a number of different performance-enhancing drugs have been discovered, and eventually banned, that have allowed horses to run faster, heal quicker and ease the pain of injuries along the way. However, these drugs […]