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Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

FDA announces final rule on administrative detention of foodCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The rule, stemming from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hold food it thinks is adulterated or mislabeled.

Fish toxin cited as cause of poisonings in ’10 and ’11New York Times

In 2010 and 2011, 28 New Yorkers fell ill with ciguatera, which is caused by a difficult to detect fish toxin.

State legislative season means raw milk changes are possible – Food Safety News

Rules regarding raw milk are up for debate in at least six states.

USDA submits proposed school snack guidelines – MeatPoultry.com

The new rules aim to make school snacks healthier.

Animal safety

Cattle report shows effects of drought, high production costsDrovers Cattle Network

The U.S.’ total cattle inventory fell to 90.8 million head – a two percent drop from last year and the lowest since 1952.

Saskatchewan poultry market access to Taiwan restored – ThePoultrySite.com

Taiwan originally banned poultry and poultry products from the Canadian province in 2007 after the discovery of notifiable avian influenza.

AVA: Hendra virus in South Australia no surprise to vets – TheHorse.com

The virus is spread by flying foxes, which can be found throughout Australia.

Tortoise found alive in locked storage room after 30 yearsThe Independent

Slow and steady wins the race.

Agriculture

French farm costs rose 4.3% in 2012 on energy and feedBloomberg

Costs aren’t just rising in the U.S.

Toxicology

“Stoner mice” eat marijuana evidence at Kansas police storage facility – Huffington Post

The suspect sketch is perfect.

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