Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 9, 2018

We’re getting into the swing of the growing season with our second Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report of the year! This week’s video outlines the hot weather in North America, and touches on two new DON reports in the past week. Check out the video here.

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Outbreak alert: Listeria in the United Kingdom, parasites in the United States

Foodborne illness outbreaks — and the resulting food product recalls — have garnered no small amount of attention in the news in recent weeks. Here are two of the bigger ones.

Listeria in frozen vegetables

A major supermarket supplier in the United Kingdom has recalled 43 frozen vegetable products due to the risk of Listeria […]

Australian Salmonella outbreak attributed to alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts have been narrowed down as the source of a Salmonella Havana outbreak in Australia that has sickened more than 20 people.

Of those 20 people, seven in the state of South Australia have been hospitalized. The implicated sprouts have been identified as having come from a farm in Adelaide and have been recalled. […]

Tox Tuesday: Oral fluid drug testing as a roadside method

Earlier this year, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a report showing that in 2016, 44% of U.S. drivers who were killed in car crashes (with known drug tests results) had tested positive for drugs. More than half of that 44% had ingested marijuana, opioids or a combination of both. Meanwhile, crashes involving alcohol […]

Equine botulism leads to two deaths in Nova Scotia

Equine botulism is the cause behind two deaths at an animal rescue in Nova Scotia, Canada this month, with a third horse having been diagnosed, reports CBC.

Like many cases of equine botulism, the horses affected most likely became ill after eating hay that had been contaminated with the toxin-producing bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 2, 2018

And we’re back, with our weekly Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report video series! We’re excited to kick off the 2018 season. This week, we take a look at the latest growing and weather conditions in North America. Watch the video here.

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A unique approach to pest control: Mechanical monsters

Is this the latest in pest control?

A farmer in a rural town in Kyushu, one of the main islands of Japan, has resorted to his own special way to drive pests away from his fields: a robotic “monster wolf” that literally scares them away.

The machine, smaller than a real wolf, has long gray […]

Wheat and heat: Using computer models to predict crop growth

It may be winter at the moment in Australia, but researchers there are keeping their sights on all things warm with the focus of their research: how heat waves affect wheat.

Their study mixes real-world observations with computer science, creating models that demonstrate how wheat responds to heat-caused changes in the air, soil, water and […]

Beverage mega-mergers and food safety

The beverage industry, like much of the food industry, has seen a few large mergers in recent months.

Notable among these is the acquisition of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group by Keurig Green Mountain, forming Keurig Dr. Pepper. The melding of these giants — and others in the industry — has interesting implications for food safety, […]

Neogen at IAFP 2018

Once again, Neogen is packing up and hitting to road to attend this year’s International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it’s looking like this year will be a busy one.

For attendees of the event, Neogen’s booth (Find us at booth 627!) is an excellent opportunity to check […]