Neogen’s Jim Topper hosts Food Safety Friday webinar for International Food Safety & Quality Network

Environmental monitoring programs are more important than ever for the food and beverage industries. A robust program that uses adenosine triphosphate (ATP) verification monitoring can protect companies from outbreaks, recalls and the costs that come with them.

Neogen’s Jim Topper will present on the topic of establishing effective ATP sanitation verification programs on this week’s […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Extended cold spells pose risks to livestock — University of Kentucky Residents of the Northern Hemisphere already are deep in the throes of winter, with a long stretch […]

Winter prep on the dairy farm

Much of the United States and Western Europe is facing severe winter weather and unusually cold temperatures in early 2018. The Independent reports that this is the coldest British winter in five years, and the United States’ East Coast has battled a powerful “bomb cyclone” storm that dumped snow as far south as Florida.

With […]

Video: How mycotoxin testing fits with FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) encourages the food industry to look at the sources of hazards being introduced to the food supply, and also for the best ways to mitigate those hazards.

To help the human and animal food industries meet these expectations, Dr. Cassie Jones presents “Mycotoxin Analysis: A Tool for FSMA Compliance,” […]

How safe is pet food? Likely safer than yours

It’s no secret, we love our pets.

More than three in five Americans have at least one pet in their household. According to a 2015 Harris poll, 95% of pet owners consider their pets to be a member of the family. And the American Pet Products Association estimates that in 2015, Americans spent over $23 […]

Neogen hosts Tech Talk, shows groundbreaking products at IPPE 2018

The annual International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) is once again gearing up to provide the poultry, meat and feed industries with the latest in innovative technology and thought leadership.

Again this year, Neogen will be in exhibiting not only to showcase our latest products (Booth C2153), but also to host a special talk on […]

Raw water a raw, dangerous deal

We’ve written before about the dangers of raw meat, raw milk and raw eggs, but never did we suspect that raw water would ever come up.

Raw water is the latest “health” trend. In short, it’s unfiltered water packaged and resold at the store — and from one company, it sells for around $61 USD […]

Neogen reports record revenues and earnings

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its revenues for the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended Nov. 30, increased 12% to $101,817,000, from the previous year’s second quarter revenues of $90,717,000. Current year-to-date revenues were $197,073,000, up 13% compared to $174,362,000 for the same period a year ago.

Second quarter net […]

Food safety resource: Food Safety Matters podcast

Foodborne allergen concerns aren’t going away any time soon, but sometimes things change — like scientific knowledge or allergen-related regulations — and finding new information can become difficult. Fortunately, there are great resources out there for updates on the state of the industry.

For example, Food Safety Magazine produces its own podcast, Food Safety Matters […]

Grain elevator bottlenecks and mycotoxin testing

Each harvest season, grain elevators experience a race to the finish line. High volumes of trucks arrive to be weighed, grains are tested for mycotoxins, and the elevator transfers the tested grain into silos. Throughout this race, elevators can be slowed by all kinds of bottlenecks.

On average, a grain elevator can handle 10,000 bushels […]