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Food safety

Five tips for dodging frightful food allergies this Halloween – American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)

The ACAAI has some great tips on how to make trick-or-treating […]

New certification service for egg-containing products available

Two U.S. regulatory agencies have unveiled a new export certification program for food products containing egg.

The new program, established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will help companies certify exports, which often is required by companies outside the U.S. and foreign governments. These certifications help […]

New study points to link between eczema, egg allergy and peanut allergy

It’s a unique trio that may provide valuable information about future food allergies.

Results from a recent study have shown that the presence of eczema and egg allergy “strongly predict risk” for developing peanut allergy, according to the Learning About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study. The research is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and […]

Start off the week right with the Monday links

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Agriculture

Report warns of regional food security challenges – AllAboutFeed.net

In short, global food demand can’t be met unless agriculture increases.

U.S. egg exports total 23.9 million dozen – The Poultry […]

Happy World Egg Day!

Crack a smile, because today honors a very special foodstuff.

Today marks World Egg Day, a time to celebrate the ubiquitous food. Celebrated the second Friday of October since 1996, the event is hailed worldwide as a time to take a step back and just appreciate the egg, according to the World Egg Day website.

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Egg shortage in Mexico follows avian flu outbreak

High prices and a shortage of eggs have hit Mexico following an outbreak of avian flu that claimed millions of chickens.

Prices have jumped from about $1.50 for 18 eggs to about $3. The jump in price is tough for the millions who already are struggling to make ends meet. Eggs are a staple of […]

Monday links: Copper, conference calls and drought

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’s year-end conference call

Our year-end conference call begins at 11 a.m. (Eastern), July 24.

 

Food safety

Study: Copper kills Salmonella, other microbes – Food Safety News

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Final portion of Egg Safety Rule in effect

A set of regulations that aim to curb Salmonella enteriditis infections went into full effect yesterday.

This last set of regulations, which stem from the 2009 Egg Safety Rule, requires shell egg producers to implement measures to prevent Salmonella enteriditis contamination during the production process, storage and transport.

The rules have been phased in throughout […]

FSIS to step up residue testing in eggs, poultry and meat

The federal government is increasing its emphasis on residue testing in some food products, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday.

Later this summer, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to launch “new, modern, high efficiency” methods for detecting legal and illegal residues in meat, poultry and egg products, according […]

Study: Rates of severe reactions to food allergens in kids higher than previously indicated

Severe allergic reactions are more common in young kids than previously thought according to a study published yesterday.

Kids with milk and egg allergies suffer reactions to these foods more often than expected, while at the same time caregivers are hesitant to give epinephrine during reactions, which combats the symptoms of an allergic reaction, according […]