You’re not alone: Stress may trigger gray hair in dogs too

Just as stress and tough times can turn a human’s hair gray, a new study has found the same is the case for our four-legged friends. As explained in a recent article, researchers have found that young dogs whose owners rated them as anxious and impulsive were more likely to have prematurely gray muzzles than […]

Dairy industry says milk alternatives spoil truth

If it doesn’t come from a cow, can it truly be called milk? That’s the question on the top of some minds this week as 25 members of Congress recently wrote a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking them to investigate and take action against manufacturers of “milk” that doesn’t come from […]

Neogen acquires Brazil-based Rogama

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired Brazil-based Rogama Indústria e Comércio Ltda., a private company that develops and manufactures rodenticides and insecticides.

Rogama was founded in 1979, and offers more than 70 registered pest control products to Brazil’s agronomic, professional, and retail markets. The company is also a major supplier to […]

Tips to avoid getting sick from your homemade eggnog

‘Tis the season for eggnog! While commercially available eggnog is often pasteurized, homemade versions can be dangerous to consume if raw eggs are involved. Check out this infographic for some tips on how to make your own safely and avoid foodborne illness.

Neogen launches fastest aqueous test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has developed the quickest and easiest test for ochratoxin in a format that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

Neogen’s new Reveal® Q+ MAX for Ochratoxin can deliver precise results ranging from 2 to 100 parts per billion (ppb) of ochratoxin in only five minutes. The test is the first available […]

Top 10 foodborne illness outbreaks of 2016

As one year ends and another begins, we have the opportunity to look back and reflect upon the year that was and all the memories we created. When it comes to food safety and outbreaks of foodborne illness, however, these are probably some memories we would rather forget altogether.

Nevertheless, compiled below are the top […]

Neogen reports 23% increase in net income

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that net income for the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, increased 23% to $11,151,000, or $0.29 per fully diluted share, from $9,073,000, or $0.24 per share, in fiscal 2016. Current year-to-date net income was $21,032,000, or $0.55 per share, compared to $18,396,000, or […]

Tox Tuesday: Drug driving prevalence across Europe

While this time of year is traditionally known for its festive parties and holiday celebrations, instances of drivers under the influence of drugs is also on the rise throughout the U.S. and Europe. Neogen has complete testing solutions for your individual testing needs including those for roadside screening and for lab confirmation. For more information, […]

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.

Animal Science

Six More Farms Hit by Bird Flu in France –The Poultry Site The H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in several different locations in France in the […]

Could whole chain traceability be the answer to food safety?

When it comes to food recalls, having a traceability plan can be extremely important for food companies as it can help determine if products were contaminated before arriving at their facilities. Known as looking “one back,” this was exactly the case for an ice cream company, when it discovered its second Listeria contamination in two […]