Neogen can help with new FSIS guidelines for food allergens

In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger such problems.

The new FSIS guidelines, entitled, “FSIS Compliance Guidelines […]

New studies point to why and how of food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise—and quickly. In recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergy rates in children younger than 18 grew about 18% between 1997 and 2007. Many of these food allergies can be narrowed down to a few types of food (peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, wheat, […]

Is cooking food in the dishwasher considered safe?

I am pretty addicted to cooking shows, which is kind of ironic considering I have only mastered two recipes (homemade macaroni and cheese and dragon noodles). If you were to ever turn on my TV, or pay attention to my OnDemand habits, it’s all about food, food, food and more food. But in all that […]

7 things you need to know this Monday

[ SPANISH ] Summer is finally here, and with it comes a lot of news in the animal and food safety industries. Don’t have time to scour the internet for all that you need to know? Relax, we have you covered.

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Experts debate cost of being mosquito-free

April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring mosquitoes? That’s not how the old adage goes, but it definitely feels like it this year. Local reports around Neogen’s headquarters in Michigan have stated that the weather conditions are great conditions for mosquito breeding grounds, meaning it might be a busy, buggy season.

In a perfect […]

FDA studies fishy species claims

They say “watch what you eat,” a piece of advice the government is looking at closer than before. It turns out, what you think you are eating might not be what you are actually eating.

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are taking the issue of species substitution into their own hands, implementing […]

Ciguatera outbreak confirmed in Germany

Officials in Germany have confirmed an outbreak of ciguatoxin poisoning associated with fish.

Scientists believe there is a correlation between increases in ciguatoxin poisoning (also called ciguatera) outbreaks and more exotic fish being consumed globally, states the German Federal Insitute for Risk Assessment (BfR). The outbreak occurred near the end of last year and consisted […]

SAFE Seafood Act to fight mislabeling, fraud

A new bill to combat fish fraud was introduced this week, following recent studies that showed widespread mislabeling of fish.

The SAFE Seafood Act, which formerly was introduced as the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act, would require information collected by fishermen such as type of fish caught, location and how the fish was […]

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As fiscal cliff approaches, advocates worry about food safety – Food Safety News

Advocates worry the budget cuts that come with the fiscal cliff will set back food safety […]

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Peanut allergies more common in kids from wealthy families – Huffington Post Food

One explanation could be the hygiene hypothesis, which states growing up and living in clean environments […]