Your nasty, disgusting, no good kitchen sponge

Have you made a few extremely unpleasant trips to the bathroom recently, all the while doing something like cursing your weird Uncle Dan’s ill-advised first attempt at steak tartare?

Well, it’s probably never a good idea to trust a weird uncle’s first attempt at a raw meat recipe, but there is something in most of […]

Study shows genes can predict who will get sick… and who won’t

Have you ever wondered why when a child comes home from school with a stomach bug that threatens to sideline the whole family, some members of the family get sick while others go unscathed? Well, according to a Duke Health study a person’s resistance to certain germs, specifically E. coli bacteria, could come down […]

Help your livestock avoid louse infestation this winter

Louse eggs glued to hairs (Credit: Lee Townsend, UK)

In the midst of these cold weather months, it is easy to forget that pests never rest. Especially now with animals coming in closer contact for warmth, the threat of parasite transfer is increased. The University of Kentucky explains why routine checks and establishing a […]

Lab M now offers full range of European Pharmacopoeia media

HEYWOOD, UK, 27 January, 2016 — Lab M has enhanced its pharmacopoeia range to ensure that all media listed in the European Pharmacopoeia 8.0 volume 1 (2014) are now available in its portfolio.

Lab M offers all 17 dehydrated culture media products referenced in the European Pharmacopoeia (EP), and each of the 17 has been […]

Listeria monocytogenes poses unique challenges to food industry

An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) in the fresh produce industry has made headlines once again, this time with suspected contamination of bagged salad.

While the food industry has controls in place to combat L. monocytogenes just as they do for other foodborne pathogens, outbreaks occur. A recent article looks into the disease transmission […]

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.

Animal Science

America Has A New Queen Of Milk Production. Meet Gigi, The ‘Diva’ Cow – KUNC A 9-year-old cow, who spends her days grazing at Bur-Wall Holsteins in Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Gigi […]

Winter is here: Time to protect your animals

With massive amounts of snow expected along the East Coast and cold winter temperatures creeping across the United States, several weather advisories and safety warnings have been issued over the course of the past few days. These advisories are not just reserved for the human population, however. In a recent article, one veterinarian explains the […]

Join Neogen at IPPE January 26-28, 2016

Heading to the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta next week? Join Neogen at booth A329 to gain valuable knowledge on food and animal safety subjects, including solutions for raised without antibiotic practices, molecular pathogen detection, ATP sanitation/hygiene monitoring and much more.

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Could newborns’ blood predict their food allergies?

Why is it that some kids can scarf peanuts by the handful, but a single nut can cause serious problems for others? A new study might be closer to answering this, as research shows kids who develop food allergies already have blood rich in cells that promote a hyperactive immune response when they are born.

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New bird flu strain found, declared “low-pathogenic”

A new strain of avian influenza was discovered earlier this week when a number of commercial turkey farms in the Dubois County, Indiana, the largest turkey producing county in the state, tested positive for the virus. However, recent reports have found that the outbreak occurred from a new strain of the virus, known as H7N8, […]