Organic food: What you need to know

Predicted to reach approximately $456 billion by 2025, the organic food and beverage industry continues to grow and is currently one of the fastest expanding food markets in the U.S.

Analysts believe this growth comes from a number of factors including rising government support for organic agriculture, expansion of organic products beyond just health food […]

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Animal Science

How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport? – The Horse Do you worry about your horse getting injured in the trailer? If so, you’re probably not alone. But how often do […]

Salmonella outbreak could be at fault for collapse of Aztec society

Salmonella

After analyzing the DNA of bacteria found inside buried ancient Aztecs, some scientists now believe an outbreak of Salmonella could actually be to blame for the death of 80% of their population, and in turn, the collapse of their society 500 years ago.

This is potentially the first genetic evidence of the pathogen […]

Neogen is gearing up for Natural Products Expo West!

This year at Natural Products Expo West, Neogen is sponsoring a track of four presentations in the safety and compliance section. Within that track, Neogen’s own Jim Topper will present “Allergen Control: The Business Case & Best Practices to Support Your Company,” alongside Jenna Blumenfeld, the Senior Food Editor at new Hope Network.

The presentation […]

Neogen launches high sensitivity Veratox® HS for Total Aflatoxin featuring aqueous extraction

Neogen has developed a highly sensitive version of its quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin that uses a water-based solution for extraction. The new test complements Neogen’s existing aflatoxin test, and will help grain producers and processors meet the requirements for lower levels of aflatoxin in certain global markets.

Neogen’s new Veratox® HS (High Sensitivity) […]

Contaminated powdered milk creates a chain of food recalls

From macaroni and cheese, to waffle mix, to potato chips and more, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a series of related product recalls a few months ago due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Although seemingly unrelated, the products mentioned above, along with more than two dozen others, all contained powdered milk as an ingredient, […]

Whole genome sequencing provides insight on the future of food safety

Salmonella

Food production industries continue to make improvements in pathogen reduction and improving public health. One of the ways in which this is accomplished is through improvements in food safety diagnostics.

Next generation sequencing and genomics provides processors with previously unavailable information on strains, sources, and identity of particular pathogens or spoilage issues. Next […]

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Animal Science

How to effectively control lameness in dairy cattle – Dairy Global Awareness of the impact of lameness on dairy cow welfare and economics has grown massively in the last 30 years. […]

Foodborne illness outbreaks grow as imported food increases

As the proportion of U.S. food imported from other countries increases, a recent analysis found the number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with imported foods has also increased.

The study, “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996-2014,” found that 19% of food consumed by Americans is now imported, including 97% […]

NYC deals with latest bacterial infection linked to rats

To many, rats are an occasional nuisance that we hope we don’t have to deal with often. For others, however, they are a constant occurrence responsible for doing serious damage and wreaking havoc on large neighborhoods, transportation systems and entire cities.

Along with being unpleasant to look at, rats are also known to carry various […]