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

Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production? – The Pig Site Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when […]

New study shows “essentially permanent” benefit of early peanut exposure

Several studies have documented that exposing children at a very early age to potential food allergens such as peanuts, for example, can actually help reduce some children’s risk of developing food allergies later in life.

This is extremely important to many parents as the incidence of peanut and tree nut allergies nearly tripled in the […]

Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to guarantee food safety

While a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage may bring you the “luck of the Irish,” on St. Patrick’s Day, you can’t rely on good luck to ensure that your meal is properly prepared and safe to eat. Instead, follow these tips provided by Food Safety News, to make sure that you and your […]

IARC urges action against mycotoxin contamination

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is urging action against mycotoxin contamination in developing countries after a recent review of the health effects associated with consuming aflatoxins and fumonisins was completed. This review found stronger evidence than ever before that mycotoxin contamination leads to stunted growth in children and has a much greater […]

Tox Tuesday: W-18 and the war on opiates

Alarmed by the rising death toll from prescription painkillers and frustrated by a lack of federal action, some state lawmakers are beginning to take matters into their own hands by forming legislation that could change how prescription painkillers are prescribed in their states.

At the same time, however, a new opioid designer drug, known as […]

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

Expert survey says: You can’t just test your way to food safety – Food Safety News Recent foodborne illness outbreaks have pushed pathogen testing into the headlines, with national restaurant chains […]

Happy Pi Day!

It’s March 14th and you know what that means — it’s Pi Day! Take a moment to read through these fun pie facts and celebrate today with your favorite slice (or two)!

Politicians prove pasteurization is a pretty good idea

State health officials in West Virginia are investigating an illness outbreak that could be linked to drinking raw milk. This comes just days after a bill allowing West Virginians to drink raw milk was passed, and some of the lawmakers responsible for getting the bill passed, drank raw milk in celebration and later became ill.

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Are your bulls ready for their checkup?

Cattlemen can increase the breeding capacity of bulls through proper care prior to the breeding season. Because the production of sperm cells require 60 days with several factors having a potential negative impact on breeding ability, a recent article explains the importance of evaluating bulls now to ensure they are ready for the breeding season.

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