Apparently, we wash our hands wrong 97% of the time

The process is simple. Water. Soap. Some soft scrubbing, while humming a 20-second-long “Happy Birthday” like many experts recommend. Follow it up by drying with a clean towel. You can do it right, but handwashing needs to be done at specific times to avoid the spread of bacteria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety […]

Avoid these 5 things: Most common ways food is contaminated in a restaurant

The restaurant industry holds the health of its customers in its hands. Poor food safety practices can harm many diners in a short period of time, so it’s important to be alert for red flags. Seemingly simple mistakes can quickly add up to big costs in food waste and brand reputation damages.

To that end, […]

New research closes in on Campylobacter

Campylobacter

When foodborne illness strikes, waiting for it to pass has historically been pretty much all you can do. However, that could now be changing as scientists have recently have discovered just how Campylobacter bacteria causes infection, providing the possibility to create antimicrobial drugs to specifically target certain foodborne pathogens.

An Australian study was […]

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.

Animal Science

Scientists looking for producers to participate in beef genomic trial – Alberta Farmer The project is part of the effort to use genomics to select cattle with improved feed efficiency […]

Monday links

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

Food Safety

The “Guide to Guidance”: The Final Rules Are Out, But You’re Still Confused? (You’re Not Alone!) – The Acheson Group The first two final rules of FSMA have been published and […]

USDA: Deadly baby pig virus likely came from China via feed bags

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently reported that the DNA of a virus found in China matches porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which responsible for killing more than eight million baby pigs in 2013 and 2014. It was also reported that it is likely the virus entered the U.S. through reusable tote bags used […]

Infographic: National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month and Neogen would like to remind you about safe food refrigeration. Take a look at the infographic below and share it with your friends!

Food allergens: best practices to protect the consumer

Despite food manufacturers’ best efforts, undeclared allergens, that is, food allergens not declared on a food’s label, are the leading cause of food recalls requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Undeclared allergens may result from cross-contamination, placing the wrong label on a product, or a manufacturer not being aware of the need […]

Food safety reminders for your weekend BBQ

Picnic and barbecue season is upon us, which offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. However, these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly which can lead to foodborne illness.

To protect yourself, your family and friends […]

Safety matters: Steak

[ SPANISH ] With summer temperatures approaching, it’s only right that we bring our grills out of storage and give them the tender, loving care they deserve. You heard me: it’s time to grill some steaks.

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