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Food safety

Five tips for dodging frightful food allergies this HalloweenAmerican College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)

The ACAAI has some great tips on how to make trick-or-treating and Halloween celebrations safer for kids with food allergies.

Top 10 reasons to act now on FSMA compliance – The Acheson Group

It’s better to begin implementation sooner rather than later.

FSIS posts second quarter Salmonella, Campylobacter reportFood Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

The latest FSIS constituent update highlights the latest Salmonella and Campylobacter quarterly progress reports as well as FSIS policy updates and general news.

New regulations on contaminants, food additives, flavorings, enzymes and extraction solvents – Food Standards Agency

New regulations on a host of items will go into effect on Oct. 31 in England, with “parallel” measures being taken in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

 

Animal safety

UC Davis finds more horses at risk of neurological conditionVeterinary Practice News

New research finds that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, or EPM, has a wider range than previously thought.

Planning for winter on Kentucky horse farms – The Horse

Get ready for the winter chill and all that it brings with these helpful tips from the University of Kentucky.

 

Agriculture

USDA resumes reports on egg sets Meat & Poultry

Hatcheries set 6 percent more eggs in incubators during the week of Oct. 19 than they did during the same week a year ago.

Crop markets were mostly lower to start the week – Ag Professional

Corn futures declined a bit as the week began, with soybeans also down.

USDA Under Secretary meets with South Dakota farmers and ranchers impacted by blizzard, urges Farm Bill passageUSDA

USDA is offering assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by the Oct. 4 blizzard, which is estimated to have killed tens of thousands of cattle.

 

Toxicology

Uruguay’s plan: Sell an eighth of pot for $3.50 – Newser

A plan to legalize marijuana as a way to combat trafficking is making its way through the Uruguay senate.

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