4 years after immunotherapy, kids still peanut-tolerant

Scientists have been working tirelessly on a cure for allergies for many years. New findings show just how close they may be getting.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, gave 48 children a peanut protein-containing probiotic (or a placebo) every day for 18 months. A month after halting the dose, around 80% of tested kids could tolerate […]

Dr. Steve Taylor on the #1 reason for food recalls

New research on food allergies is always changing the game for the food industry.

Dr. Steve Taylor recently discussed current hot issues on Food Safety Magazine’s podcast, “Food Safety Matters.” The episode was sponsored in part by Neogen.

Taylor, a professor of food science at the University of Nebraska, is the founder and co-director of […]

Allergen control plans in the food industry: Best practices

Neogen was the sponsor of the very successful Food Safety and Compliance track at this year’s Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif. One of the sessions given, “Allergen Control: The Business Case and Best Practices to Support Your Company,” was presented by Jenna Blumfield, senior food editor for New Hope Network and Neogen’s Market Development […]

New app seeks to help food allergic dine out safely

Those with food allergies know just how dangerous dining out can be.

At home, food allergic consumers can carefully choose everything that goes into and touches their food — down to the last spice used, and choice of cooking oil and utensils. At a restaurant, the food allergic have to trust that their food was […]

Food Fraud: It’s deceptive and dangerous

In 2013, scandal rocked the European food industry after equine DNA was found in (allegedly) beef burgers produced in Ireland. The discovery caused a domino effect of revelations across the continent, exposing that horse and other animal meat was being used as filler — or an entire substitute — for frozen beef burgers sold to […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Scientists looking for producers to participate in beef genomic trial – Alberta Farmer The project is part of the effort to use genomics to select cattle with improved feed efficiency […]

Barnyard dust could hold the answer to asthma

New research is showing microbes from farm animals, carried into the home in dust, could be a magic ingredient in the prevention of asthma in children.

Published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists explained that the results they have found are convincing enough that the possibility of developing a spray to do […]

Neogen launches first high-volume, water-based aflatoxin test

Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process.

Neogen’s new Veratox® for Total Aflatoxin can deliver precise results ranging from 5 to 300 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin after only […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

What cows mean when they say ‘moo’ – BBC The ability to communicate between a mother and her offspring isn’t just between humans. Scientists in England have found that cows share […]

Safety is key when dining with a food allergy

For those with food allergies, dining out at a restaurant or at someone else’s home can bring on a slew of risks that can turn what is intended to be a relaxing experience into one filled with hidden dangers and risk. An article published by Mayo Clinic summarizes several tips that can help keep you […]