Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Getting fly control right on poultry farms — Poultry World Most people welcome the onset of summer, but for poultry producers it brings […]

Pets eyed as carriers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

We have all heard about the increasing danger of antibiotic resistance in humans and farm animals, but now a new study by researchers in China is showing that our companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can also serve as a reservoir for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Because we spend so much time together (and sometimes […]

Monday links

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

Food Safety

Top 10 food safety myths discussed during National Food Safety Month – High Plains Journal September is National Food Safety Month. About one in six Americans will get a foodborne illness […]

Super bacteria discovery adds to antibiotic resistance concerns

Antibiotic resistance and super bacteria, have been causing major concerns as of late within the health and science communities. In fact, earlier this week a strain of drug-resistant super bacteria was discovered growing in the water off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to researchers, this bacteria, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, […]

Tox Tuesday: Dirty money

In a recent study that analyzed the genetic material on $1 bills, scientists found several reasons why you shouldn’t put your money where your mouth is. Most of those reasons center on the dangerous bacteria and drug residue that is present on a high majority of bills circulating around the world today.

“It was quite […]

Report: Deadly hospital-acquired infections still a major problem in the U.S.

Drug-resistant superbugs and other infectious bacteria, including Clostridium difficile, are still very much an issue for one-third of U.S. hospitals — including many flagship teaching hospitals. This data was released in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week and comes after several years of warnings, federal fines and […]

Report: Superbugs becoming even more antibiotic resistant

Superbug versions of foodborne pathogens have become more resistant to antibiotics in certain areas of the world than was previously thought—a new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) warns.

For example, Campylobacter, the most commonly reported cause of food poisoning in the EU, […]

Report: International targets recommended for reducing animal antibiotic use

Antibiotic resistance is without a doubt one of the most talked about topics in the food industry today. While some popular fast food restaurants have announced they will go “antibiotic-free” in the coming years, others in the industry are questioning how much benefit movements like this will actually have on the quality of human and […]

California approves strictest animal antibiotic use law in U.S.

California recently became the first state to limit the routine use of the drugs in animal agriculture by passing a bill that bans the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their use to prevent illness or promote growth.

Calling the overuse of antibiotics “an urgent public health problem,” Gov. Jerry Brown said the bill […]

Monday links

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

Food Safety

Pet food trends reflect a growing market – Veterinary News Researchers expect industry to hit $33 billion by 2018 thanks in part to treat and ‘premium’ pet food sales.

Huge Advance […]