The role of pathogen testing in an environmental monitoring program

Listeria

The main underlying aspect of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is changing the focus of food safety from a reactionary stance to one that is preventive. A key component of preventive controls is monitoring and cleaning the environment in which food is produced and processed.

Neogen’s extensive line of industry leading diagnostics […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

Top 10 food safety myths discussed during National Food Safety Month – High Plains Journal September is National Food Safety Month. About one in six Americans will get a foodborne illness […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — September 19, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for September 19, 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 special report on Diplodia Ear Rot in corn. To watch, click on the video below.

Neogen’s AccuPoint® Advanced receives AOAC approval

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for its rapid and accurate AccuPoint® Advanced ATP Sanitation Monitoring System.

Neogen’s AccuPoint Advanced is the first sanitation monitoring system to receive an AOAC approval, and this approval follows a recent study by NSF International that showed AccuPoint Advanced […]

Hereditary disorders in dogs more common than initially thought

Considered to be the most comprehensive study on canine hereditary disorders, researchers recently tested nearly 7,000 dogs from about 230 different breeds and found that a lot of canine hereditary disorders are more widespread than originally believed.

According to a report from the University of Helsinki, the team tested the dogs for predisposition to almost […]

National Food Safety Education Month: Norovirus infographic

For more than 20 years, September has been recognized as National Food Safety Education Month. The theme for 2016 is Norovirus, which is highlighted in the below infographic. For more information on National Food Safety Education Month and Norovirus, click here.

As prepared meal options increase at supermarkets, so have food safety issues

From premade pizzas to taco bars and sushi counters, supermarkets are starting to look a lot more like takeout restaurants. Data shows, however, that as these prepared meal offerings have increased, so have new food safety issues that some chains are struggling to manage.

For example, one popular grocer who has been seen as a […]

Genomic testing can help limit cases of BVD in cattle

Since its discovery in 1946, bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) has been a continuing problem of the cattle industry. In infected cattle, the virus can lead to decreased reproduction, lower feed efficiency, higher mortality and morbidity rates — contributing to astronomical costs for cattle farmers around the world.

Adding up the cost is a daunting task, […]

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Agriculture

More tomatoes, faster – Morning Ag Clips Tomatoes are already an ideal model species for plant research, but scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) just made them even more useful by […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — September 12, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for September 12, 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 Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.