Get caught up with the Monday links

MilkPouring_onWhite_blogDon’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.

 

Food safety

Year end sees sea of regulatory flux The Acheson Group

From leafy greens to a plan to reduce Salmonella, there’s a lot going on at the federal level.

Make milk adulteration punishable with life imprisonment: SCTimes of India

India’s Supreme Court asked state governments to make adulterating milk punishable by life in prison.

Notice provides instructions to IPP on beef manufacturing trimmings, bench trim sampling programs – FSIS Constituent Update

The new notice clarifies what must be sampled when it comes to beef trimmings and bench trim.

 

Animal safety

FDA moves to slash antibiotic use in farm animals Veterinary Practice News

The move would gradually phase out antibiotics used for production rather than therapeutic reasons.

Genetics behind horses’ face and leg markings studiedThe Horse

There’s more info in those markings than meets the eye.

Govt. agency to use pig industry “origin” database – The Pig Site

Officials hope it will help ensure the integrity of labeling.

Kentucky steps toward racehorse medication uniformity – The Horse

Last week, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved withdrawal time guidelines for certain substances.

 

Agriculture

USDA creates multi-agency emergency response framework to combat devastating citrus disease – USDA

The USDA has created a new group and put $1 million toward fighting back against a serious citrus disease.

Ag markets getting off to a poor start this week – Ag Professional

Corn and wheat both declined at the beginning of this week.

 

Toxicology

CDC: 221 sickened by synthetic pot in Colorado – Forensic Magazine

The cases occurred in August and September. Although marijuana is legal in Colorado, synthetic marijuana is not.

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