Robot-run restaurant kitchens prompt questions about man vs. machine

If you entered the newest restaurant in the chain Haidilao in Beijing, you might not feel like you’re stepping into the future. Everything seems typical at first — diners eating while servers mingle among tables, as expected — but behind the scenes, things get a bit more hi-tech.

Haidilao has set up a restaurant with […]

African swine fever spreads in Europe and Asia

African swine fever (ASF) crossed a new border last week as it entered Western Europe for the first time.

It’s been a tough year for ASF. An outbreak of the disease, which affects only pigs, began in Inner Mongolia during early August. Since then, 29 outbreaks have rocked China, which has culled nearly 40,000 pigs […]

Tox Tuesday: Carfentanil blacklisted in China

The United States is facing an increasingly tragic opioid epidemic. In December 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) released a report stating that over 33,000 people had died in 2015 due to opioid overdoses, an increase from the previous year. Of those deaths, 9,580 were because of synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl […]

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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 […]

Join Neogen at CIFSQ 2015 — booth A17

Join Neogen at the Chinese International Food Safety & Quality Conference + Expo (CIFSQ 2015) from November 4-5, 2015 in Beijing.

Located at booth A17, Neogen representatives from our Chinese location will be available to discuss Neogen’s latest food safety and sanitation products including Reveal for Multi-Treenut and AccuPoint Advanced, Neogen’s new ATP hygiene monitoring […]

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Animal Science

Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers – PHYS.org The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products […]

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Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]

Tox Tuesday: China’s war on drugs

In an increasingly borderless world, technology and international travel have globalized the marketplace for new products and services including the illegal drug trade. In China for example, their geographical location makes them an ideal transit country for drug traffickers. This coupled with its large population, creates a massive market for drug consumption and has led […]

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Animal Science

2014 in Review: Animal Antibiotics – Food Safety News Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections sicken at least 2 million people every year and that more than […]

‘Gutter oil’ taints Taiwanese food, regulatory agency

According to a published report, bakery and other food items from more than 1,000 restaurants and businesses in Taiwan have been pulled from the shelves after authorities identified these products were made with cooking oil containing slaughterhouse waste, grease from leather factories and recycled oil from kitchen grease traps, cookers and fryers.

This “gutter […]