Visit Neogen at Cosmoprof North America

Join Neogen at the booth #6426 at the Cosmoprof North America conference in Las Vegas from July 25-26, 2016.

Neogen will be showcasing the BioLumix® system, which provides accurate and rapid microbiological answers in a complete system approach using an inexpensive and simple format. The patented technology is based on monitoring changes in a broth […]

E. coli more virulent when accompanied by beneficial bacteria

E. coli

It has long been somewhat of a mystery why some people get extremely sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. Researchers from Penn State University recently concluded a four-year study on this matter and believe […]

The 5-second rule? More like 5-second fantasy

If you drop food on the floor is it really safe to pick it up and eat it within five seconds? This popular urban legend was the question of a recent study where scientists experimented with different types of foods and different types of floor surfaces to find out the accuracy of “the five second […]

Study: Proteins from GM plants capable of reducing E.coli in food

A new study is showing that proteins known as colicins, which are produced by genetically modified plants, can be extracted and applied to contaminated meat and produce to kill harmful E. coli bacteria.

Recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team engineered tobacco, leafy beets, spinach, chicory and lettuce […]

Heading to the beach this weekend? Read this first

Beachgoers and sandcastle builders beware. A new study has found that when it comes to germs, the sandy shores of beaches may be more dangerous than the water itself.

Recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology , the study looked at water and sand from Hawaiian beaches and found a “higher abundance” of […]

Research shines light on organic fruit, food safety

Scientists at Washington State University (WSU) have shown that ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits and could be used on organic produce as an alternative to chemical sanitizers.

Recently published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, the method of using UVC light to sanitize surfaces […]

Researchers study science behind drug resistant bacteria

E. coli

Klebsiella pneumoniae strains of bacteria, or those better known as being resistant to antibiotics, are the focus on a new study where scientists are using genome sequencing capabilities to find out how exactly antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria come to be.

The scientists have already identified several mechanisms that bacteria use to […]

Recall responsible: Undeclared milk tops list

Undeclared allergens were once again the top reason for food recalls for the second quarter of 2015 (ended June 30), according to a report from Food Safety Magazine. While undeclared peanut was the reason for the most undeclared allergen recalls in the first quarter of 2015, undeclared milk topped the charts and accounted for nearly […]

Tuesday links

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

Animal Science

Cat got your tongue? New research says ‘no’ – Science Daily The study represents the first glimpse into how domestic cats perceive bitterness in food at a molecular level, and could […]

New food safety measures hope to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks

Food safety has been on the minds of many political officials lately as a final ruling regarding mechanically tenderized beef was made this week, along with the introduction of two new food safety bills that have the potential to strengthen the federal food safety system.

First, after three years of debate, the U.S. Department of […]