Here are your Monday links

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

Knowing whether food has spoiled without opening the container — American Chemical Society

A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers.

FDA extends comment deadlines for FSMA rules — The Produce News

Produce companies will get more time to comment on new Food Safety Modernization Act rules as the Food & Drug Administration announced it plans to extend the deadlines for its high-risk foods document and food defense proposal.

 

Canadian government wants power to fine meat plants for food safety problems — The Canadian Press

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the regulatory change would give it another enforcement tool to help protect consumers.

 

Animal safety

Cows connected to web to boost milk — BBC

Scottish dairy farmers are connecting their cows to the internet to help increase the amount of milk they produce.

 

PEDV impact on the swine industry — Corn & Soybean Digest

The top 10 states in pork production account for over 85% of all the PEDV cases in the U.S.

 

Agriculture

National Ag Day is Tuesday! — AgDay.org

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

 

Corn climbs as demand growing for U.S. supplies; soybeans drop — Bloomberg

Corn advanced for a second day on speculation that demand will increase for supplies from the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter. Soybeans fell to the lowest level in almost a week.

 

Toxicology

New system to combat drug trafficking to be created in Belarus — Belteleradiocompany

Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Tozik spoke about the ineffectiveness of current measures at the interdepartmental council on prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction today, saying the spread of a new generation synthetic drug, spice, has become a matter of particular concern.

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