Monday links

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Food Safety

Government of Canada proposes new rules to strengthen food safety – Yahoo
The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations would better protect Canadian families by putting a greater emphasis on preventing food safety risks for all foods imported into Canada or sold across provinces.

A New Study Finds Mislabelled Fish – Technology Networks
A new study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University checked the DNA of fish ordered at 26 Los Angeles sushi restaurants from 2012 through 2015, and found that 47% of sushi was mislabeled.

Animal Science

How to Help Your Chickens Beat the Big Freeze – The Poultry Site
As winter weather swirls around the coop, keeping the flock hearty through the cold, dark days requires some extra effort.

Pet rats in Illinois, Wisconsin linked to Seoul virus outbreak, CDC says – CNN
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that pet rats are the source of an outbreak of Seoul virus infections in Illinois and Wisconsin. The virus has been confirmed in eight patients in an ongoing investigation.

Agriculture

Newly funded research continues efforts to stamp out aflatoxin – Corn and Soybean Digest
Corn farmers’ ongoing quest to manage and mitigate the fungus aflatoxin received a boost this week with the announcement that the Aflatoxin Mitigation Center for Excellence has approved seven new research projects for 2017.

As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground – NPR
Some farms in California are being deliberately flooded in an experiment to examining how flooding farmland in the winter can help replenish the state’s depleted aquifers.

Toxicology

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines – FDA
Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Do you know how you should you dispose of them?

Offbeat

Siberian Firefighters Save 150 Piglets From Farm Fire – Good News Network
These little piggies may not have fallen prey to a big bad wolf, but they did almost fall prey to a fire that burned their barn down.

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