Recover from the long 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.

Corporate

Neogen acquires SyrVet Incorporated – Neogen

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 […]

Safe Food for Canadians Act implementation begins

The Canadian government has taken the next step in rolling out the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

Last week, officials unveiled the government’s action plan, which aims to provide additional information to consumers, create more effective inspections and enhance food safety rules, according to a statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Several food […]

Start your day off right 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

FDA, FSIS to hold public meeting on risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in retail delis – Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The public meeting is planned […]

U.S., Canada adopt animal disease zoning agreement

The U.S. and Canada are taking more steps toward cooperation in “aligning the two countries’ regulations.”

On Wednesday, the two nations announced they intend to recognize zoning measures put in the place by the other in the case of “highly contagious foreign animal disease outbreak,” according to a statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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Neogen blog: A look back at 2012

Ah, nostalgia. It’s been a busy year here at the Neogen blog. We’ve covered quite a range of stuff, from food safety reforms to happy elephants in Thailand (scroll down for details – hint, hint) to decoding DNA.

So kick back, relax and take a stroll down the Neogen blog’s memory lane.

Food […]

Safe Food for Canadians Act moves to next round of legislative process

A massive overhaul of the Canadian food system only has one more hurdle before it becomes approved.

The act recently moved through the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. It now is back at the Canadian House of Commons for a third reading.

The Safe Food for Canadians Act will provide harsher penalties for those […]

Groups voice concerns about joint U.S.-Canada meat inspection pilot program

A pilot program aimed at streamlining meat inspection at the U.S.-Canadian border has some food safety and consumer groups concerned.

A part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, the pilot program results will help determine if a small number of businesses can achieve pre-clearance for fresh beef and pork shipments across the border, according […]