Neogen and NeoNet head to IFT 2017

IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2017 is coming up! Neogen will be at booth 1907. We’ll be talking about all the food safety solutions we provide, including NeoNet, our new software that allows sanitation and quality assurance directors to conveniently monitor sanitation verification practices across multiple facilities.

Neogen’s new NeoNet™ is a cloud-based software […]

Overview on validation and verification for the food industry

Once a company in the food industry has determined how it’s going to keep its facilities spic and span, there are two steps which must be continuously revisited in order to ensure sanitation procedures don’t fall short: validation and verification.

Verification is often described as making sure sanitation methods are being implemented correctly. Validation, then, […]

Neogen heads to Cosmoprof 2017

Going to Cosmoprof? Neogen will be at the annual cosmetics industry conference at booth #15111 in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 9-11, 2017.

We’ll be showcasing our BioLumix® system, which provides accurate, rapid microbiological answers using a simple, inexpensive format. The patented technology detects color and fluorescence changes that occur as target microorganisms grow in […]

Food safety at every step of the supply chain

Being at the top of the food chain is one thing. Being at the top of the food safety supply chain is another. It can be a precarious position to be in.

As any food industry professional knows, food safety can’t be guaranteed just because the practices used within one company’s facilities are spot-on. Top-notch […]

As food allergies rise, researchers dig deeper

A group of medical researchers are taking a new approach to examining food allergy patterns in the United States.

Instead of using traditional methods to learn about people with food allergies, the team has undertaken the monumental task of analyzing the medical records of a whopping 2.7 million patients.

“Recent reports suggest that food allergies […]

Researchers make strides in fight against bovine leukemia virus

Bovine leukemia is a scary topic for beef ranchers and dairy farmers, and for good reason. But now, researchers in northern Japan have made a discovery that might help fight against bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and other infectious cow diseases in the future.

The virus that causes the contagious disease, BLV, is a retrovirus of […]

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Foodborne illness ravages Iraqi refuges; charity blamed — Food Safety News In a refugee camp in Iraq, more than 800 people became sick and two may […]

Neogen expands food safety genomic testing

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced the availability of next generation sequencing services for the food industry, which will enable food companies to accurately identify all bacteria in a sample in a single genomic test.

Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ genomic services utilize a novel application of 16s metagenomics to determine all bacteria in a sample, without […]

Fridge vs. no fridge, part 2: Eggs

In yesterday’s blog post, we looked at why sometimes milk must be refrigerated, while other times, it can be stored at room temperature. Today, we’ll tackle the same question, but for eggs.

Like with milk, the general trend is that the U.S. refrigerates its eggs, while Europeans are happy to store them on the kitchen […]

Fridge vs. no fridge, part 1: Milk

You can tell a lot about somebody based on what they do with their milk when they get home from the supermarket.

It may seem like a strange detail, but in different countries, unopened milk either does or does not need to be kept cold. So if you know whether a person zips home from […]