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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

National Food Safety Month – ServSafe

This year focuses on food allergen awareness. Food allergies affect more than 15 million people in the U.S. alone.

Read more on food allergy from Neogen blog here.

FSA publishes new plan to tackle CampylobacterFood Standards Agency

The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is slated to discuss the plan to cut Campylobacter rates Wednesday. Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K.

Is E. coli O104:H4 the next strain to watch?Food Safety News

The strain sickened about 4,000 people in Germany in 2011.

Your kitchen spices can often harbor Salmonella – NPR’s The Salt

Bacterial contamination in spices hits the spotlight.

 

Animal safety

People, pigs and swine flu – MSU Extension

Although humans can get swine flu (H3N2v) from pigs, it is not transmissible through pork products.

Exploring Canada’s new checkoff on beef, cattle imports – BEEF

For the first time, Canada will impose an import levy on beef cattle, beef, and beef products entering the country.

Dog’s blood saves cat’s life – Fully Vetted

Apparently, dogs can be a cat’s best friend too.

Nepalese poultry industry suffering huge losses – World Poultry

The industry has been hit hard by H5N1 avian influenza.

 

Agriculture

Crop markets were mixed to start the week – Ag Professional

Hot and dry weather in parts of the U.S. is having an impact.

 

Toxicology

What is molly? Everything you need to know about the party drug – The Week

The drug, which is similar to ecstasy, is in the spotlight after recent deaths.

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