Japan and Australia continue to investigate chemical-contaminated barley

Azoxystrobin is a common agricultural fungicide that protects plants and produce from fungal diseases. It’s used especially for grain farming. While the chemical has its uses for protecting food safety and quality, residues at certain levels can be unsafe for human consumption.

Unfortunately, unsafe levels have now been found to have reached consumers after a […]

Neogen names Donofrio VP of Food Safety R&D

Neogen Corporation announced today that it had named Dr. Robert Donofrio as Vice President of Food Safety Research and Development. Donofrio had recently served as the director of this group of 75 scientists.

“Neogen’s Board of Directors is pleased to elevate Dr. Donofrio to an officer status in the company in recognition of his prior […]

New York City study shows mice carry previously unseen pathogens

Sprawling cities aren’t exactly known for being the most sanitary of places. Huge populations plus small spaces equal lots and lots of trash. That said, human beings aren’t the only vehicles for dirt and disease in urban areas.

Epidemiologists at Columbia University conducted a yearlong study of house mice in New York City, and found […]

Seven years post-tsunami, Fukushima struggles with food safety stigma

It’s been seven years since a horrifyingly powerful tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan, taking out a nuclear reactor in the prefecture of Fukushima. Nearby farms were immediately contaminated by radiation, leading 55 countries worldwide to block imports of seafood, produce and other food items from the region.

Now, after years of recovery and […]

Tox Tuesday: FDA issues first-ever mandatory food recall amid kratom Salmonella outbreak

After repeated attempts to encourage a voluntary recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has imposed a mandatory recall of all kratom-related goods produced by Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC, after several of the company’s products tested positive for Salmonella.

The mandatory recall is a first for the agency since the Food Safety Modernization Act gave […]

Over 200 million eggs recalled due to Salmonella

Before you break out the frying pan this morning for your sunny-side-up breakfast, be sure to check out this recent food recall notice: nearly 207 million eggs were voluntarily recalled Friday due to possible contamination with the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella.

“Consumers who have purchased shell eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled […]

Science: Dogs may improve kids’ bonds with family and friends

The bond between a kid and their dog could almost be called legendary at this point. Movies about these dynamic duos basically have their own genre. And while plenty of research has been done about how having pets affects childhood development, until now, nobody has really looked at how having a pet dog influences, or […]

Neogen launches Prima-Shot™ repeater syringe

Neogen has expanded its line of quality ergonomic Prima® products to include Prima-Shot™ — which is engineered to be the most accurate repeater syringe in the animal health industry.

Neogen’s new Prima-Shot 50 mL repeater syringe adjusts from 0.5 mL to 5 mL in 0.5 mL increments, and features an easy-to-grip dose adjuster dial to […]

Study finds African swine fever virus can survive international feed shipments

Animal producers and animal health experts often find it scary to consider the question: “What would happen if a foreign disease somehow found its way into my region?”

It’s critical to figure out the circumstances that might enable such a situation in order to prevent it. That’s why Kansas State University researcher Megan Niederwerder […]

Case study: Dip manufacturer reduces Listeria positive rates to under 0.5% using Listeria Right Now

Listeria, as one of the most dangerous foodborne pathogens, poses a risk to consumer health as well as a company’s brand. It’s one of the most persistent food safety concerns faced by the food manufacturing industry today. Because of the lethality of this pathogen, many companies hold product until traditional lab tests determine the product […]