Flour’s food safety battle

Around the world, wheat is one of the most important crops to many human civilizations. It can also be vital to animals and insects who seize the opportunity to dine on wheat, whether growing in fields or temporarily stored outside after harvest.

But as a recent article explains, wheat is one staple crop that is […]

National Food Safety Education Month: Hepatitis A infographic

For more than 20 years, September has been recognized as National Food Safety Education Month. One of the themes for 2016 is Hepatitis A, which is described in the infographic below. Although the month is coming to a close, Neogen would like to remind everyone to always practice appropriate food safety measures including proper handwashing […]

Study finds eggs from small flocks more likely to contain Salmonella

Eggs from small local enterprises may not be all they are cracked up to be when compared to “commercially produced” eggs, or those you typically find in grocery stores. This is according to a new study that found eggs from small flocks of chickens are more likely to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis than eggs […]

Neogen reports 12% revenue increase

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that revenues for the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, were $83,645,000 — a 12% increase compared to revenues of $74,860,000 in the first quarter of last year.

First quarter net income increased 6% to $9,881,000, or $0.26 per share, from the previous year’s […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Agriculture

September Soaker – The Progressive Farmer Heavy rains are flooding fields and roads in Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Iowa — states now in the corn harvest. This is increasing the chances […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — September 26, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for September 26, 2016 is now available. Each week, we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This week’s video also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.

Pets eyed as carriers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

We have all heard about the increasing danger of antibiotic resistance in humans and farm animals, but now a new study by researchers in China is showing that our companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can also serve as a reservoir for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Because we spend so much time together (and sometimes […]

Scientists work to reveal the secret lives of urban rats

Urban areas suffering from seemingly ever-increasing rat populations is nothing new. However, because rats are small, vigilant and live mainly underground, even behavioral ecologists know very little about how they move through cities and interact with their environments.

That’s a problem, one article explains, because rats foul our foods, spread disease and damage infrastructure. As […]

Discovery helps pesticides “stick” more; reduce runoff

A new study completed by researchers at MIT have found a new way to make pesticides “more sticky” helping them latch onto crops more effectually and potentially limiting the amount that are wasted by bouncing off plants and contributing to runoff that flows to streams and rivers.

A recent article explains that many plant leaves […]

First of FSMA rules now in effect

After much anticipation, the first major compliance date for regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is here. Now, larger businesses must comply with certain new standards under the preventive controls rules for human and animal food, two of the main rules developed to drive down the incidence of foodborne illnesses in the U.S.

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