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 […]

Research: Indian food safety funding increases needed to save lives

As its middle class grows, India is increasingly working to improve the safety of its food supply. And while food companies take steps to implement and improve, for example, sanitation monitoring programs and similar measures, researchers are looking ahead to figure out how foodborne illnesses will impact the country’s future.

Using a macroeconomic computational model, […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Dairy farmers use fitness trackers to monitor cows — Associated Press Dairy farmers now track moo-vement and a bunch of udder data. The dairy industry is turning to fitness trackers to monitor cows’ health and […]

How to store grain and reduce mycotoxin risks

Now that it’s April, farmers in the Northern Hemisphere are shaking off the dregs of winter and preparing for a busy spring. And with the planting, growing and harvesting seasons come the concern for mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins are nasty toxins produced by the mold growing on a wide variety of agricultural crops. When consumed by humans […]

Neogen chairman to gift stock

LANSING, Mich., April 6, 2018 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that Executive Chairman James Herbert intends to make a significant gift of Neogen stock to a charitable organization that he and his wife have supported for many years.

The company advised that according to Herbert’s plan the stock gift might be as much […]

Hagedorn named Neogen VP of food safety operations

LANSING, Mich., April 6, 2018 — Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that Jerome Hagedorn has been named its vice president of food safety operations. In his new role, Hagedorn will be responsible for the manufacturing, supply chain, shipping and warehousing, engineering and quality systems for Neogen’s rapidly expanding global food safety operations.

Prior to […]

Top food safety violations of 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its inspection data for the 2017 fiscal year, which is a general overview of the violations the agency cited during routine food facility inspections. Now, a list of the most common food safety violations has been compiled.

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Foot-and-mouth disease confirmed at South Korean pig farm

It’s been over a year since foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was last confirmed in South Korean livestock, but new reports have now been confirmed just northwest of Seoul. Fortunately, the disease is believed to be contained.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed a single case of FMD at a hog farm in Gimpo, […]