Happy October! Here are the first Monday links of a new month

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.

Food safety

Cheese-smuggling ring is brought down in Canada NPR

Charges may soon be filed against the “mozzarella mafia.”

Number of children sickened by suspected outbreak of foodborne vomiting virus rises to 8,400 – Washington Post

Authorities believe the children became sick at schools and daycare centers.

Vietnam’s tuna exports to EU on the rise – SeafoodSource.com

The value of Vietnam’s tuna exports have raised more than 50 percent during the past eight months.

U.S. per capita availability of chicken surpasses beef – Poultry Times

It’s the first time since 2010 that chicken has been more available per capita than beef in the U.S.

FSIS/FDA partner on pilot study – Poultry Times

The goal is to identify patterns and interventions for fighting pathogens.

Drug-resistant Salmonella made stronger by HIV –Pharmaceutical Technology.com

The combination can be deadly, according to new research.

 

Animal safety

Standard of care – what does it mean? – Fully Vetted

Dr. Jennifer Coates deciphers a commonly-used medical term.

Fall armyworm captures hit all-time high – TheHorse.com

These bad-news pests feast on crops.

Research: Feeding hens with hemp – AllAboutFeed.com

Scientists in Denmark are looking at how different kinds of roughage affect chickens’ health and welfare.

Ohio had most hospitalized swine flu cases – The Medina-Gazette

Two-thirds of people hospitalized after contracting swine flu this year were from Ohio.

To read more posts about swine flu (H3N2v), click here.

 

Agriculture

Soy bean prices tumble, but there are some positive developments – Farm Industry News

After peaking early in September, prices have fallen sharply.

Washington apple leaders concerned about China trade measures – The Packer

No import permits have been issued for U.S.-grown apples since August.

Dairies go broke due to feed, milk prices – The Herald

California milk producers are facing tough times.

Agricultural inventions from 1862: A look back in Scientific American’s archives – Scientific American

Take a trip back in time.

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