Reminder: clean your fridge this weekend

Imagine the inside of your refrigerator. So many shelves, drawers, trays and cubbies, all with their own corners and crevices. Now imagine all of the food that could get stuck in the nooks and crannies: ketchup splatters, sandwich crumbs, raw meat juices… we could go on.

Sounds nasty, huh? But for many of us, the […]

Listeria Right Now™: top questions about its technology

Neogen has received a lot of questions since introducing the Listeria Right Now™ system this past July at the International Association for Food Protection’s annual meeting. The system is an environmental Listeria test that features molecular-level accuracy with no need for enrichment. The total time to result? Under one hour.

We’ve seen many different ways […]

ATP, protein and allergen testing in production facilities: Which should you use?

Any food producer could tell you that keeping facilities clean is paramount. A good sanitation standard operating procedure is essential to ensure that business can continue as usual. There are many tests and methods to verify cleanliness. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the options.

ATP testing

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Continued progress towards beef, dairy health — National Milk Producers Federation The U.S. beef and dairy industries continue to improve the quality of their management practices, according to the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit.

Kune […]

European histamine outbreaks attributed to temperature abuse

Histamine poisoning from Spanish-supplied tuna has been a big deal for European markets this year, with hundreds sickened since May.

Now experts are saying that the problem likely stemmed from temperature abuse. Food Quality News reports that the highest level of histamine contamination found so far in the investigation was 5,020 parts per million (ppm). […]

AOAC meeting recap: metagenomics, Meiothermus and an award-winning poster

For over a century — a whopping 131 years, to be exact — the AOAC has held an annual meeting and exposition where scientists from around the world gather to hold roundtables, workshops and present their latest work to others in the community.

Neogen was proud to present several posters this year, including one from […]

Neogen at Fresh Summit

What: Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo in New Orleans, LA When: October 20-21 Where: Booth #4419 in the First-Time Exhibitor Pavilion

The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo is right around the corner. With the event being one of the largest fresh fruit and vegetable conferences in the United States, Neogen will be there […]

FDA: Love is not a valid food ingredient

If your secret baking ingredient is love, keep it secret and don’t put it on your product labels.

A bakery and wholesale company in Massachusetts was called out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month for labeling “love” as an ingredient in its granola product.

Here’s what the FDA wrote to Nashoba […]

The advantages of metagenomics over genome sequencing

Earlier this week, Neogen’s own Joe Heinzelmann was a special guest on Food Safety Magazine’s podcast, “Food Safety Matters.”

Heinzelmann dropped by to talk about metagenomics, next generation sequencing (NGS) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). This technology can help the food processing industry detect spoilage organisms within facilities, eliminate them, and reduce the possibility of […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Massive projected increase in use of antimicrobials in animals by 2030 — University of Cambridge The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by 52% by 2030 unless […]