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The latest Food Safety Modernization Act updates for global companies

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) may be a U.S.-based regulation, but it has enormous implications for suppliers overseas who might wish to do business with a U.S. company. Adherence to FSMA is mandatory to U.S. companies, yes, but it also applies to any non-U.S. company exporting food products to the U.S.

When it was […]

Space farming: Plant hormones might make it possible

Science fiction has brought us innumerable tales of cool things happening in outer space, from giant battles waged between super-speeding spaceships to the exploration of exotic, unknown planets in distant galaxies. These stories might pass over some of the more mundane facets of futuristic space life, like how our heroes eat and survive, but it […]

A new ‘Big Eight’ food allergen in the U.S.?

In the U.S., eight major food allergen categories are currently acknowledged by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act: milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybeans. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering adding another common foodborne allergen, turning the “Big Eight” into the “Big Nine.”

On October 30, the […]

A rose by any other name: What to label alternative ‘dairy’ and ‘meat’ products?

The dairy and meat industries have been abuzz in recent years about the matter of names. Can alternative “dairy” products truly be called dairy? After all, we’ve always called the liquid inside of coconuts “milk,” even though coconuts assuredly don’t lactate. Similarly, can plant-based or lab-grown “meat” products use “meat” in their names?

It’s a […]

Science: Zinc may play a role in fighting oxidative stress

Zinc is a key mineral in a healthy body, and we need to consume it as part of our diet to replenish our body’s supply of it.

It also, new research finds, plays a role in protecting the body against oxidative stress, a damaging process caused by an imbalance of antioxidants in the body.

Researchers […]

Neogen at the Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show

Check us out at booth #805 at the Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show in St. Louis, Missouri in December! We’ll be showing the following products:

Raptor Integrated Analysis Platform, a lateral flow test strip reader with build-in incubation that can test up to three samples at once.

Reveal Q+ MAX, our series of rapid […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 5, 2018

This edition of Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report includes new reports of DON in corn, coverage of growing ground pile storage, and a Tech Tip from Tony about black light testing.

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

High levels of mycotoxins detected in U.S. grains

By all accounts, much of the U.S. is closing its 2018 harvest season with a high risk for mycotoxin development in grains thanks to wet weather over the past few weeks and months.

Not only have these issues caused concern for harvest timing, prompting delays due to moisture, but the increased risk of mold growth […]

Robot-run restaurant kitchens prompt questions about man vs. machine

If you entered the newest restaurant in the chain Haidilao in Beijing, you might not feel like you’re stepping into the future. Everything seems typical at first — diners eating while servers mingle among tables, as expected — but behind the scenes, things get a bit more hi-tech.

Haidilao has set up a restaurant with […]

Consumer trends: 61% of Americans pay attention to food labels

Food labels are more than just marketing words on a package — they reveal important health information for consumers and allow them to make more informed buying decisions as they stroll down the grocery aisles.

Michigan State University recently released the results of its Food Literacy and Engagement Poll, a survey of over 2,000 Americans […]