Addressing yeast and mold contamination in an environmental monitoring program

In food manufacturing plants, monitoring the production environment is a focal point of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To do this successfully, plants should develop an environmental monitoring program, which includes the implementation of clear, preventative actions that should be taken to eliminate non-compliant levels from occurring. In the case that a test area […]

Cage-free sounds good, but what does it really mean for chickens?

A groundbreaking ballot measure was recently passed by Massachusetts voters and will mandate that all pork, veal, and eggs farmed and sold in Massachusetts come from pigs, calves, and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters.

While voters in other states have banned certain farming practices through referenda, no ballot measure has ever outlawed the […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 28, 2016

Welcome to a special post-Thanksgiving edition of the Neogen Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report. This report shares data and statistics from the agriculture industry and can viewed by clicking on the video below.

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Food Safety

Five Things to Know About Leftovers, According to a Food Safety Expert – The Kitchen Whether you cooked the big family meal or attended it, there’s one thing that everyone looks […]

Infographic: food safety tips your guests will be thankful for

New discovery points toward potential agricultural breakthrough

Arguments concerning genetic engineering of the world’s food supply are nothing new. Many members of the scientific community argue GMO foods are just as safe to consume as their naturally grown counterparts, while others fear that tampering with our crops could lessen the integrity of our meals.

But, what if genetic engineering could increase food […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 21, 2016

Based on new data submitted, Neogen is bringing you a bonus edition of the Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 21, 2016. This report shares data and statistics from the agriculture industry and can viewed by clicking on the video below.

Monday links

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Agriculture

Genomic analysis highlights history of domesticated corn – UPI Scientists recently sequenced the genome of one of the oldest corn cobs in the world. Analysis of the newly sequenced 5,310-year-old corn […]

Debate over dirt could change the future of organics

Take away the dirt from an organic farming operation and is it possible for the fruits and veggies grown there still be considered organic? That is exactly the question raised in a recent article and facing the organic farming industry, as hydroponically grown foods, a water-based model of cultivation, want to be sold under the […]

Sprouts may be small but pack a big foodborne illness punch

A new report is showing just how dangerous eating raw sprouts can be. Over the past two decades, researchers found various kinds of sprouts were responsible for sickening more than 2,500 people, sending 186 to the hospital and causing three deaths.

“Sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the […]