Package problems: Food safety experts comment on mail-order perishables

Consumers can get just about anything online these days. Beekeepers can buy live bees online. Researchers can purchase real human skulls. With enough money, you can get your own private island via the World Wide Web.

It makes sense, in this age of online convenience, that more and more food companies, wholesalers and grocers […]

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High quality water vital for livestock — Morning Ag Clips As parts of the U.S. suffer through high temperatures and drought, experts remind producers of water requirements for livestock. “A 10% […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 24, 2017

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report includes a special excerpt on feeding dairy cows DDGS with confidence with Dr. Gwendolyn Jones, a continuation of last week’s special report. Click here to watch the video.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. […]

Avoid these 5 things: Most common ways food is contaminated in a restaurant

The restaurant industry holds the health of its customers in its hands. Poor food safety practices can harm many diners in a short period of time, so it’s important to be alert for red flags. Seemingly simple mistakes can quickly add up to big costs in food waste and brand reputation damages.

To that end, […]

Whole genome sequencing used to investigate Salmonella outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently released a report on a 2016 Salmonella outbreak, identifying it to the public for the first time.

More than 30 people across nine U.S. states were sickened. Eight of those people were hospitalized, with victims spreading from Texas […]

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Gene editing has potential for future poultry breeding — Poultry World Genetic modification of animals has been around for decades, but genome editors are a new tool that allow small changes […]

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

As far as American holidays go, Independence Day on July 4 is a pretty big deal. But July also hosts another national day that not every American knows about — and one that people all over the world gladly participate in: National Ice Cream Day.

Celebrated on the third Sunday of July, the day is […]

The heat-resistant ‘cow of the future’

Photo by Raluca Mateescu

Time for some cow math. Angus + Brahman = Brangus.

Angus cattle, originally from Scotland, are one of the most popular breeds for beef in the world. With black or red coloring and natural lack of horns, the breed is used for crossbreeding to introduce positive traits in cows. Angus […]

Dr. Steve Taylor on the #1 reason for food recalls

New research on food allergies is always changing the game for the food industry.

Dr. Steve Taylor recently discussed current hot issues on Food Safety Magazine’s podcast, “Food Safety Matters.” The episode was sponsored in part by Neogen.

Taylor, a professor of food science at the University of Nebraska, is the founder and co-director of […]

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Here’s why shade now pays off next spring — Beef Magazine Summer means there will be some hot days. Timing and magnitude will vary, but sure as the sun comes up […]