Feeling a little sluggish? The Monday links will wake you up.

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.

Life sciences

Microbial menagerieThe Scientist

Why humans really aren’t all that human at all.

Food safety

Food Safety Magazine –June/July issue

The most recent issue has articles on why food packages swell (hint: microbes), and biofilms. Yummy. (Not.)

China introduces measures to enhance food safetyXinhua

China’s cabinet last week presented measures to crackdown on those who violate food safety protocols and increase recall powers.

FDA again issues alert on Korean mollusksSeafoodSource.com

The FDA issued a warning to seafood distributors and retailers to stop selling mollusks from Korea following last month’s removal of the items from the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shipper’s list.

FDA adds more info to FSMA FAQFDA

The FDA updated its list of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) frequently asked questions with more information regarding facility registration.

Genomics

Advances in biotechnology – The York News-Times

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman shares his thoughts on why biotechnology is good, including Neogen’s GeneSeek.

Genome digestThe Scientist

Puzzling over the particulars of the pear genome? No worries – The Scientist has all the details.

Animal safety

Parasites and dog parks – Fully Vetted

Can taking your pup to the dog park lead to an increased change of parasite infection?

USDA to exempt pigeons, dove from bird flu import rule – Veterinary Practice News

Studies show Columbiforms (e.g., pigeons and doves) have a low risk of infection with pathogenic bird flu.

Agriculture

EPA proposes dust standard – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Farmers are hazy on where the final dust rule will end up.

Survey ranks Ohio low on local foods, despite more than 200 farm markets – Farm World

Ohio is working to increase the number of farmer’s markets in the state.

FDA ordered to reconsider “antibiotic” petitions – Dairy Business

A federal judge in Manhattan ordered the FDA to reconsider petitions regarding antibiotic uses in animals.

Govt. to boost Sri Lankan egg industry – WorldPoultry.net

The Sri Lankan government is looking to increase the nutritional health of the country by stimulating egg production.

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