Here are your Monday links

ChickenEye_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

WTO Panel Seen Ruling on Canada-U.S. Meat Label Dispute in June – Wall Street Journal

Canada should find out in June if it’s been successful in a long-running dispute over a contentious U.S. meat-labeling rule.

Rethinking Clean-In-Place Design – Food Safety News

Which comes first: clean-in-place systems or plant design?

Family food allergies 101 – CNN

Food allergies are on the rise, and are currently the fifth leading chronic illness in the United States.

Animal safety

PED update in US: 310 farms positive for PED virus – The Pig Site

The total number of farms that have tested positive for the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus now stands at 3,856, writes Jackie Linden.

Scientists discover a new state of matter in chicken eyes – Geekosystem

Scientists have discovered a system of matter unlike anything they’ve ever seen before – in the eyes of chickens.

Agriculture

Delaware to lead genomics study of corn disease resistance – AG Professional

Researchers at the University of Delaware will lead a project funded with $3.9 million from the National Science Foundation to study how genes in one type of corn may influence the plant’s resistance to diseases.

California soaked, but not enough to break the drought – USA Today

Major storm does little to help California drought.

Toxicology

Deadly new drug raising concerns in North Carolina – Black Mountain News

North Carolina issues warning after 3 deaths from acetyl fentanyl.

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