Science: Gut bacteria may protect from Listeria

To food industry sanitation experts, there isn’t a term much scarier than “Listeria.” Especially lately, “Listeria monocytogenes.” Scores of recall notices hit the news on a regular basis.

The bacteria can cause severe illness in people who eat food contaminated with it, and causes great difficulties for food producers. It’s a hardy, adaptable organism that […]

Neogen presents at IAFP 2017

Neogen is excited to head south to Tampa, Florida for the International Association for Food Protection’s annual meeting. At the conference, members of Neogen’s team will share their expertise in the form of informational seminars and scientific posters. Neogen can be found at booth #723.

In two sessions, James Topper will present on an exciting […]

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U.S. bans import of Brazilian beef over safety concerns — CNN Money The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil after inspections uncovered public […]

Neogen and NeoNet head to IFT 2017

IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2017 is coming up! Neogen will be at booth 1907. We’ll be talking about all the food safety solutions we provide, including NeoNet, our new software that allows sanitation and quality assurance directors to conveniently monitor sanitation verification practices across multiple facilities.

Neogen’s new NeoNet™ is a cloud-based software […]

Overview on validation and verification for the food industry

Once a company in the food industry has determined how it’s going to keep its facilities spic and span, there are two steps which must be continuously revisited in order to ensure sanitation procedures don’t fall short: validation and verification.

Verification is often described as making sure sanitation methods are being implemented correctly. Validation, then, […]

Food safety at every step of the supply chain

Being at the top of the food chain is one thing. Being at the top of the food safety supply chain is another. It can be a precarious position to be in.

As any food industry professional knows, food safety can’t be guaranteed just because the practices used within one company’s facilities are spot-on. Top-notch […]

As food allergies rise, researchers dig deeper

A group of medical researchers are taking a new approach to examining food allergy patterns in the United States.

Instead of using traditional methods to learn about people with food allergies, the team has undertaken the monumental task of analyzing the medical records of a whopping 2.7 million patients.

“Recent reports suggest that food allergies […]

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Foodborne illness ravages Iraqi refuges; charity blamed — Food Safety News In a refugee camp in Iraq, more than 800 people became sick and two may […]

Neogen expands food safety genomic testing

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced the availability of next generation sequencing services for the food industry, which will enable food companies to accurately identify all bacteria in a sample in a single genomic test.

Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ genomic services utilize a novel application of 16s metagenomics to determine all bacteria in a sample, without […]

Fridge vs. no fridge, part 2: Eggs

In yesterday’s blog post, we looked at why sometimes milk must be refrigerated, while other times, it can be stored at room temperature. Today, we’ll tackle the same question, but for eggs.

Like with milk, the general trend is that the U.S. refrigerates its eggs, while Europeans are happy to store them on the kitchen […]