Recover from the long weekend with the Monday links

OS18031Don’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.

Corporate

Neogen acquires SyrVet IncorporatedNeogen

Neogen’s animal safety offerings continue to grow.

 

Food safety

EFSA reports on Listeria levels in certain ready-to-eat foods – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

In 2011, about 1,470 cases of listeriosis were reported in the European Union (EU).

Horse meat: Final report on FSA response – Food Standards Agency

The final report from an independent review of the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) response to the horse meat scandal is now available.

For a previous post on the reports initial findings, click here.

Experimental treatment for milk allergy may not lastNPR’s The Salt

A new study shows oral immunotherapy may not provide a long-term solution.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency launches consultation on Canada’s food safety system – CFIA

As the Safe Food for Canadians Act continues to rollout, officials are seeking input from stakeholders.

Press coverage of UK fish labeling study underlines fragility of consumer confidence – Seafood Business

Mislabeling can severely damage consumer confidence.

HACCP validation: A long road to clarificationFood Safety News

Making sure hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) plans work is vital.

Meat inspection: EFSA completes review of practices and recommends improvements – EFSA

The EU is looking to upgrade meat inspection.

 

Animal safety

EHV-1 confirmed in Devon and Warwickshire – The Horse

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was found at two sites in England. Officials believe the cases are linked.

Ukrainian chicken, egg exports to EU likely to begin in September – The Poultry Site

The European Union (EU) market will provide Ukraine access to hundreds of millions of new customers.

Why H7N9 bird flu cases arose so quickly – Live Science

Unlike other strains of avian flu, H7N9 binds well to both human and bird cells.

 

Agriculture

Farming got hip in Iran some 12,000 years ago, ancient seeds revealNPR’s The Salt

A new discovery sheds light on the history of agriculture.

Drought? What drought?Meat and Poultry

Last year’s record-breaking drought has been replaced by abundant rain in some parts of the U.S. Other areas, however, still are being hit with drought, according to the latest Drought Monitor reports.

 

Genomics

700,000-year-old horse’s DNA sequenced – The Horse

700,000 is the new 20.

 

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