Monday links

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Oyster research could lead to food safety strategies – Food Safety News Microbes battling microbes. This type of warfare is happening all around us — and even inside of us — […]

New BSE rule addresses imports

A new rule regarding beef imports and mad cow disease are set to go into effect in March.

The revised rule, which was published in the Federal Register in December, will bring the U.S.’s standards for importing certain products more in agreement with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards. OIE establishes international guidelines […]

Atypical BSE case found in Germany

Germany has reported its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, since 2009.

The 10-year-old cow showed no clinical signs of the neurological disease, but was tested for BSE because of its age . Its carcass was destroyed and it did not enter the food chain, according to an alert from […]

2013 wrap up: The biggest stories of the year

‘Twas the year of acronyms on Neogen blog, from FSMA to COOL to PEDV. This year also saw new technological advances, big shakeups in the regulatory scene and fresh discoveries. Here’s a look at the most popular news items of 2013.

Food safety

The horse meat scandal

Early in 2013, routine testing found horse and […]

The first Monday links of November

Salmonella

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Prevalence of Salmonella on chicken declines: FSIS – Meat & Poultry

Salmonella prevalence on raw chicken dropped 34 percent from the first to second quarters of […]

U.S. BSE status changed to “negligible”

The U.S. recently achieved an important distinction in regard to its mad cow disease status.

At its annual meeting, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) voted to recognize the U.S. as having “negligible risk” for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow). Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Slovenia also received the same distinction.

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Make it a great day with the Monday links

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Answers to your top 10 FSMA questions of 2013 – Leavitt Partners blog

From environmental monitoring to supplier verification, Leavitt Partners presents the answers to some of the biggest […]

FDA reopens comment period on BSE rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again taking comments on a rule governing which cow parts can be used in human food and cosmetics, following recent research on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow).

The rule, called “use of materials derived from cattle in human food and cosmetics”, aims to protect […]

U.S. may be upgraded to “negligible” risk status for BSE

The United States soon could be moved to a “negligible” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow) – a lower status than the current level of “controlled”.

The move comes after the U.S. submitted an application to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last year seeking the change from “controlled” to “negligible,” […]

Happy Monday (links)!

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Two year anniversary of FSMA marked with release of two key rules – Neogen Blog

The big news came Friday, when the U.S. government announced two major rules stemming […]