Mycotoxins for dummies, part 1: What are they, and how do we test for them?

The discovery of the mycotoxin aflatoxin in the 1960s led to a boom in scientific and regulatory interest in mycotoxins. When it was found that aflatoxins can be carcinogenic in animals, an urgent need was sparked to facilitate a greater regulation of mycotoxins in food commodities.

But what are mycotoxins?

“Mycotoxins are the toxins produced […]

DON outbreak highlights storage concerns for grain

DON: it’s nasty, it’s dangerous and it’s being currently found in high levels in stored grain around the Corn Belt region of the United States.

DON — a.k.a., vomitoxin — is a mycotoxin created by Fusarium molds, especially F. graminearum. When consumed, it can cause nausea, vomiting (hence the nickname), gastroenteritis, diarrhea, immunosuppression and even […]

Neogen reports 24% increase in net income

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that its net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended Feb. 28, increased 24% to $10,287,000, when compared to the prior year’s $8,311,000. Earnings per share in the current quarter were $0.27, compared to $0.22 a year ago. Current year-to-date net income increased 17% over prior […]

Experts: Unique conditions have produced ‘perfect storm’ of mycotoxin concerns

The combination of a bumper fall crop and challenging winter weather conditions created a “perfect storm” for the production of mycotoxins this year, including some seldom seen in the U.S. and Canada. To discuss these issues Neogen recently hosted, “What’s Under the Tarp?,” a webinar where industry experts provided additional information and guidance.

Below are […]

Storage of Midwest corn causing mycotoxin concerns

2016 brought a bumper corn harvest thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the U.S. that resulted in a record amount of corn available for export. However, with the good also comes the bad. Because such a large amount of corn was produced, a large amount also had to be stored — typically in outside piles […]

2016 Capstone Crop Report

Welcome to Neogen’s 2016 Capstone Crop Report. Watch the video below for a review of the 2016 crop season, highlighting mycotoxin impact on grain quality. For more information, please visit: foodsafety.neogen.com. To review our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports for the 2016 growing and harvest season, check out Neogen’s YouTube channel.

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Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 28, 2016

Welcome to a special post-Thanksgiving edition of the Neogen Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report. This report shares data and statistics from the agriculture industry and can viewed by clicking on the video below.

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 21, 2016

Based on new data submitted, Neogen is bringing you a bonus edition of the Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 21, 2016. This report shares data and statistics from the agriculture industry and can viewed by clicking on the video below.

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 14, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 14, 2016 is now available. Each week we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This report concludes on 2016 regular season, but stay turned for our Capstone Report, which reviews and wraps up the growing and harvest season, […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 7, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 7, 2016 is now available. Each week, we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This week’s video also features a tech tip from Neogen’s Tony Lupo. To watch, click on the video below.