How milk banks keep donated breast milk safe for babies, part 1

Like the generous individuals who donate blood, bone marrow or organs, those who donate breast milk can improve the lives of those in need — in this case, premature babies and other newborns with health issues, like allergies or digestive problems, that might depend on donated breast milk.

In 2009, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, […]

Grilling safely this summer

Summertime is great for grilling, picnicking, camping and generally enjoying both the great outdoors and great meals simultaneously. With Canada Day on July 1, and the United States’ Independence Day on July 4, a huge amount of people in North America will be firing up their grills in the near future.

It’s essential to grill […]

PEDv cases in Manitoba raise alarms

Earlier this year, the province of Manitoba in Canada began dealing with an unexpected increase of cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).

PEDv, which causes diarrhea and dehydration in pigs, causes up to 100% mortality in piglets and 100% morbidity (disease) in all pigs, though is not transmitted to humans or other animals.

The […]

Science: Gut bacteria may protect from Listeria

To food industry sanitation experts, there isn’t a term much scarier than “Listeria.” Especially lately, “Listeria monocytogenes.” Scores of recall notices hit the news on a regular basis.

The bacteria can cause severe illness in people who eat food contaminated with it, and causes great difficulties for food producers. It’s a hardy, adaptable organism that […]

Neogen launches new look Prozap® livestock and equine insecticides

Neogen is refreshing its comprehensive line of effective Prozap® farm, home, livestock and equine insecticides to better connect the brand with Neogen’s full line of biosecurity products, and enhance visibility on the shelf with easy recognition of the products’ uses. Consumers will begin seeing the new look late summer of 2017 in preparation for next […]

Neogen presents at IAFP 2017

Neogen is excited to head south to Tampa, Florida for the International Association for Food Protection’s annual meeting. At the conference, members of Neogen’s team will share their expertise in the form of informational seminars and scientific posters. Neogen can be found at booth #723.

In two sessions, James Topper will present on an exciting […]

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

U.S. bans import of Brazilian beef over safety concerns — CNN Money The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil after inspections uncovered public […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: June 26, 2017

It’s back! Neogen’s weekly Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report returns for 2017. Click here to watch the video. Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, they should NOT be considered typical of all grain harvested. […]

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, […]