FDA’s GenomeTrakr supports food safety around the globe

There’s Twitter. Uber. Venmo. Facebook. The World Wide Web has brought us no shortage of apps, websites and networks with trendy names and useful functions. For the food industry, now there’s GenomeTrakr.

GenomeTrakr is a network of more than 60 laboratories across the world working in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]

Happy birthday: 1,400% more bacteria lands on cakes when you blow out candles

Birthday celebrations. Who doesn’t love them? We at Neogen celebrated our 35th birthday as a company this year, and it’s been an exciting year so far.

Recently, however, there’s been some bad press surrounding birthday parties, coming along with an important food safety tip we and others should keep in mind.

We’ll put it shortly: […]

Monday links

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Animal Science:

Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading — University of Copenhagen Following genetic studies of deformed calves, recent research in Copenhagen uncovered a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding […]

Neogen at the 2017 annual AOAC meeting

The 2017 AOAC meeting is coming up, and Neogen will be there, showing posters on some of its latest research in the area of food safety solutions.

Where and when: September 24-2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

What do we have in store?

Neogen will be exhibiting six research posters on the following topics, ranging from finding […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Using light to neutralize livestock odors — Iowa State University Researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Using black light, a team of scientists could neutralize […]

Vectoring — a formal approach to tracking the sources and flow of pathogens in a facility

Pathogenic bacteria can infiltrate a facility from several different sources, including the external environment, people, equipment and raw materials. Once inside, pathogens can become established in harborage areas and carried to food production surfaces through a vector. Liquids, air, people and physical objects, such as carts or tools, are common vectors for pathogen transmission. It’s […]

Scientists sequence 39,000 genes to find complete barley genome

Better brewing may be on the horizon after nearly a decade of research.

An international team of scientists have unraveled the genome of barley. Not only could this achievement lead to tastier beer and whiskey, but a clearer understanding of other staple food crops.

“This takes the level of completeness of the barley genome up […]

FDA issues food safety guidelines for facilities affected by hurricanes

Southeastern Americans and Caribbean residents are pulling themselves up and pulling together after two hurricanes wreaked havoc in the areas in a short time frame.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed homes and took lives in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean. The floodwaters they left are fraught with risk; pathogens, chemical contaminants and other hidden […]

Neogen at Supply Side West and BioLumix Webinar

Neogen will be at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, Nevada this month!

The expo, which runs Sept. 27-28 is where “science and strategy intersect” for ingredient suppliers and buyers. Visit us at booth SS157, where we’ll be featuring some of our key products:

BioLumix, a complete system approach that uses a simple, inexpensive format to […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

The sniff test of self-recognition confirmed: Dogs have self-awareness — National Research Tomsk State University While domestic dogs have been found to be pretty good at social cognitive tasks, they’ve not yet managed to pass […]