Get ready for your Monday Links:

Happy Monday, everybody! Interested in learning about food and animal safety and a whole bunch of other science-y goodness, but don’t have time to scour Google? Have no fear, Neogen is here. Check out our Monday Links below for what’s buzzing in our offices this morning:

FOOD SAFETY

Reduction in E. coli in cows could also lead to lower cases in humans  (Southeast Farm Press)

This new study from the University of Florida shows that dissolved shrimp shells may be the key to reducing cases uterine diseases in cows, resulting in possible improved food safety for humans.

 

California lawmakers reconsider “bare hands” food ban (Associated Press)

Law, instituted in January 2014, bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars. Lawmakers say contact spreads foodborne illness, restaurant owners say the law is restrictive.

 

Nestle opens food safety institute in Beijing (The Daily Meal)

The Nestle Food Safety Institute aims to provide scientific basis for food safety. The Institute will also work with universities, government agencies and other institutes on a variety of food safety issues.

 

ANIMAL SAFETY

When it comes to baby poultry, hygiene is key (Aardvarks to Zebras)

Baby chicks are pretty adorable, but they may also carry Salmonella. Read these tips from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for some help regarding these animals.

 

FDA and veterinarians partner to help animals (LiveScience)

The Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN) is comprised of researchers who help in detecting potentially harmful chemicals in pet foods.

 

LIFE SCIENCES

High intake of salt for overweight teens could cause cells to age fast, study says (Tech Times)

Although salt makes food taste better, too much salt could result in higher risk of stroke, cancer and heart failure — particularly in overweight teens.

 

OTHER ITEMS WE FOUND INTERESTING

Body language may not help TSA identify suspicious persons (New York Times)

Airport security, perhaps mistakenly, uses body language and other non-verbal cues in the search for terrorists — experts weigh in on the matter. (Can YOU spot the liar? Take the NYT quiz here.)

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