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How FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule affects the cleaning process

When the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was put into motion by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, most branches of the food industry jumped into a wave of changes to improve food safety practices across the board.

Not only were producers and processors impacted, but so was another important wing of the food industry: […]

Careful needle use prevents spread of livestock disease

In a set of training modules for veterinarians, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service touches on some important considerations for the re-use of needles when treating animals.

In the module, the agency explains the ever-present need for veterinarians and livestock producers to be careful when re-using needles. Used needles carry […]

European Listeria outbreak blamed on frozen corn

It’s been three years since a deadly listeriosis outbreak started in Europe, and outbreak investigators have said they’ve likely hammered down the cause: frozen corn.

An investigation report published last week by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said that frozen corn is the most likely source […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Five high-tech farming trends — Pork Business Just as it influences our living conditions, diets and society as a whole, technology is revolutionizing the world of plant and animal farming. Agriculture expert Lowell Catlett outlines […]

16S Challenge: Neogen talks about the 16S Challenge in ‘Food Safety Matters’ podcast

In a bonus episode, Neogen’s Joe Heinzelmann discusses the practical applications of 16S metagenomics for food safety in Food Safety Magazine’s “Food Safety Matters” podcast. Listen in here.

Heinzelmann explains how food producers are using 16S metagenomics to identify spoilage organisms in food production facilities — and introduces the 16S Challenge. This program allows food […]

National Puppy Day: 7 dog facts

Big eyes, little noses, fuzzy ears and wagging tails. For these reasons and more we love to celebrate National Puppy Day each year on March 23. With their seemingly boundless energy, and the way that energy can actually dissipate in a second and give way to gentle naps, puppies have captured our hearts probably since […]

New research weighs environmental pros and cons of livestock grazing

As our world grows a little more crowded by the minute, cattle producers are faced with new pressures regarding sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. The beef industry especially is looking for ways to produce more protein with less land, and with fewer damaging effects on the environment. Now, new research examines how different livestock feeding […]

Neogen reports third quarter results

LANSING, Mich., March 22, 2018 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its revenues for the third quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 28, increased 8% to $95,892,000, from the previous year’s third quarter revenues of $88,385,000. Current year-to-date revenues were $292,965,000, up 12% compared to $262,747,000 for the same period […]

Science: Kids with milk allergies are shorter, lighter than kids with different allergies

Childhood food allergies are a bigger problem than ever in the developed world. Approximately 6% to 8% of kids in the U.S. have a food allergy, and that number has been increasing, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

These food allergic kids face many challenges, from the inconvenient (“What do I […]

Neogen’s Listeria Right Now™ wins CFIA innovation award

Neogen’s revolutionary Listeria Right Now™ environmental pathogen detection system has won a 2018 CFIA innovation trophy. The CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire) is an annual agro-food industry supplier fair held in France that showcases the latest developments in food industry technology.

Neogen’s innovative Listeria Right Now test system detects Listeria in environmental samples […]