Science: Using light to shrink livestock stink

Sometimes, science requires great sacrifices. For the sake of progress, researchers throughout history have put their health and safety at risk in the course of making new discoveries.

Other research projects may not be so dangerous — some are more on the gross side.

Researchers at Iowa State University had to put their noses to […]

ATP, protein and allergen testing in production facilities: Which should you use?

Any food producer could tell you that keeping facilities clean is paramount. A good sanitation standard operating procedure is essential to ensure that business can continue as usual. There are many tests and methods to verify cleanliness. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the options.

ATP testing

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Continued progress towards beef, dairy health — National Milk Producers Federation The U.S. beef and dairy industries continue to improve the quality of their management practices, according to the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit.

Kune […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: October 16, 2017

This week, after we look at the status of the ongoing corn harvest, Dr. Dennis Nuzback of Phibro Animal Health returns as a special guest to talk about dairy feed. Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. […]

European histamine outbreaks attributed to temperature abuse

Histamine poisoning from Spanish-supplied tuna has been a big deal for European markets this year, with hundreds sickened since May.

Now experts are saying that the problem likely stemmed from temperature abuse. Food Quality News reports that the highest level of histamine contamination found so far in the investigation was 5,020 parts per million (ppm). […]

AOAC meeting recap: metagenomics, Meiothermus and an award-winning poster

For over a century — a whopping 131 years, to be exact — the AOAC has held an annual meeting and exposition where scientists from around the world gather to hold roundtables, workshops and present their latest work to others in the community.

Neogen was proud to present several posters this year, including one from […]

Study: groundnuts can be made immune to aflatoxin-producing molds

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could train our crops to be resistant to molds that produce mycotoxins, pests and other concerns? Well, scientists are working on that. And they’ve had some success.

Researchers have recently developed groundnuts that can halt the growth of molds that create aflatoxin by producing proteins called defensins that stop […]

Neogen at Fresh Summit

What: Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo in New Orleans, LA When: October 20-21 Where: Booth #4419 in the First-Time Exhibitor Pavilion

The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo is right around the corner. With the event being one of the largest fresh fruit and vegetable conferences in the United States, Neogen will be there […]

Chicken eggs may lower cost of cancer treatment

As drug prices rise, many cancer patients choose not to fill prescriptions for lifesaving medications — nearly 20% will stop taking important drugs due to costs, according to some research.

Expensive drugs are often attributed to increasingly expensive research and development costs. Fortunately, science is always looking for easier ways of doing things. A recent […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

How Scientists Decide Which Animal Genomes to Sequence — Smithsonian Magazine There are an estimated 8.7 million species on Earth — it’s unlikely scientists will ever sequence them all. They have to pick and choose […]