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

Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire – Food Safety Magazine After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy […]

Russia to increase ractopamine restrictions on Canada

Russia is set to further restrict Canadian meat imports over the feed additive ractopamine.

Since the measures first were announced in December, Canada still had been able to export small amounts of meat that was free of ractopamine to Russia. However, the new restrictions could severely impact meat exports to Russia, including about $15 million […]

Welcome back from the weekend with the Monday links

Don’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.

Food safety

Determining the “high risk foods”: Another analysis sees things differently – Leavitt Partners blog

Different reports see different risk levels for foods.

Global networks make food safer – FoodSafety.gov

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It’s no April Fool’s joke – here are your Monday links

Don’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.

Food safety

OIG: Beef headed for burgers, tenderized steaks not being adequately tested – Food Safety News

A major re-evaluation of E. coli testing needs to take place, according to […]

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,” […]

Neogen announces return of COW program

Neogen’s COW program has returned for a third year.

This special program for distributors provides an easy plan with promotional pricing on some of Neogen’s most popular calving, obstetrics and working (COW) products.

The promotion includes some of Neogen’s most sought-after products, such as Dr. Frank’s calf puller, PolyPetite OB sleeves and the Pro-Shot II […]

Report: About 8 percent of beef in U.S. from imported cows

The majority of beef in the U.S. is produced in country, according to a recent study in the journal Agricultural Sciences.

The paper outlines the methodology for estimating the amount of beef and pork in the U.S. that is derived from foreign-born animals (mainly Canada and Mexico). Overall, it found the imports of live cattle […]

GeneSeek teams up with the North American Limousin Foundation

New partnerships are a wonderful thing.

Neogen’s genomics subsidiary, GeneSeek®, has partnered with the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) to provide genomic testing services and an exclusive product, the new Igenity®-enabled Limousin Genomic Profiler.

GeneSeek specializes in SNP profiling, marker-assisted selection, disease diagnostics and identity management for agricultural and veterinary applications. Neogen, GeneSeek’s parent company, […]

Neogen launches breakthrough system for rapid genomic pathogen detection

Neogen launched the breakthrough NeoSEEK system for rapid genomic detection and identification of emerging pathogens.

Neogen has developed a breakthrough pathogen detection and identification technology that provides next day, DNA-specific test results for seven pathogenic E. coli strains. The technology could be adapted to target almost any bacterium of concern in almost any […]