Tox Tuesday: Suvorexant

If you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep long enough to get a good night’s rest, you’re not alone. According to recent statistics, approximately 50 million Americans are afflicted with sleep-related problems or disorders such as insomnia.

Essential to physical and emotional health, adequate sleep plays a role in helping the […]

Neogen launches revolutionary new mycotoxin tests

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has announced the launch of a revolutionary complete new line of quick and easy tests for detection of the six significant mycotoxins in a format that uses only a water-based common extraction.

The Reveal® Q+ MAX format offers significant cost and time savings as it eliminates the need to use hazardous […]

Monday links

Listeria

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

Food Safety

Listeria monocytogenes Draft Guidance Provides Detailed Specifications for RTE Foods – Acheson Group FDA has issued updated draft guidance intended for ready-to-eat food (RTE) facilities subject to FSMA’s Preventive […]

Scientists create genetic resource to improve wheat plants

A collection of wheat seeds with more than 10 million sequenced and carefully cataloged genetic mutations is now freely available to wheat breeders and researchers around the world. The resource is already aiding in the development of wheat plants with improved traits and according to scientists, will greatly accelerate the study of gene functions in […]

California farmers hope crops get a chance to chill

Just as people benefit from getting the proper amount of sleep, crops like pistachios, peaches and almonds need a certain kind of rest as well.

Typically referred to in the agricultural industry as “chill hours,” it is basically a certain amount of cold weather needed every year — usually between 32°F and 45°F —to help […]

Researchers look to weather radar to help predict bird flu

The same weather radar technology used to predict rain is now giving researchers the ability to track wild birds that could carry the avian influenza virus. Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, infects and kills chickens, turkeys and other types of birds, and can take a significant economic toll on the poultry industry.

In […]

Comparing the sensitivity of sensors in ATP testing systems

ATP testing has become the standard method for determining the amount of organic residue on food production surfaces after cleaning for sanitation verification. Each ATP testing system uses a chemiluminescent reaction to produce light that is directly proportional to the amount of ATP in the sample. The light is measured by a device called a […]

Neogen announces SenesTech agreement cancellation

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it had terminated its agreement with SenesTech Incorporated (NASDAQ: SNES) related to the manufacturing and marketing of a rodenticide being developed by SenesTech. The two firms had worked together since 2014 — prior to the time when the SenesTech product was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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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.

Food Safety

Government of Canada proposes new rules to strengthen food safety – Yahoo The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations would better protect Canadian families by putting a greater emphasis on preventing […]

USDA: Stricter animal welfare rules announced for organic eggs, meat

After years of debate, organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced earlier this week by the Agriculture Department.

Although covering many aspects, the biggest impact of the rule will be felt in the organic egg industry, which will require farmers to provide at […]