Infancy vs. adulthood: When food allergies strike

In a recent interview with food allergy expert Dr. Steve Taylor, Food Safety Magazine noted that U.S. food recalls increased by about 22% in 2016 compared to 2015. A large number of recalls were due to undeclared allergens.

Allergies themselves are on the rise as well, at least in the developed world. And while most […]

4 years after immunotherapy, kids still peanut-tolerant

Scientists have been working tirelessly on a cure for allergies for many years. New findings show just how close they may be getting.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, gave 48 children a peanut protein-containing probiotic (or a placebo) every day for 18 months. A month after halting the dose, around 80% of tested kids could tolerate […]

Dr. Steve Taylor on the #1 reason for food recalls

New research on food allergies is always changing the game for the food industry.

Dr. Steve Taylor recently discussed current hot issues on Food Safety Magazine’s podcast, “Food Safety Matters.” The episode was sponsored in part by Neogen.

Taylor, a professor of food science at the University of Nebraska, is the founder and co-director of […]

As food allergies rise, researchers dig deeper

A group of medical researchers are taking a new approach to examining food allergy patterns in the United States.

Instead of using traditional methods to learn about people with food allergies, the team has undertaken the monumental task of analyzing the medical records of a whopping 2.7 million patients.

“Recent reports suggest that food allergies […]

New app seeks to help food allergic dine out safely

Those with food allergies know just how dangerous dining out can be.

At home, food allergic consumers can carefully choose everything that goes into and touches their food — down to the last spice used, and choice of cooking oil and utensils. At a restaurant, the food allergic have to trust that their food was […]

Neogen named Commercialization Partner of the Year

The University of Nebraska has announced that Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has been named Commercialization Partner of the Year.

In presenting the award, NUtech Ventures, the university’s commercialization arm, cited Neogen’s 18-year partnership with the University of Nebraska’s Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) to develop and market rapid food allergen tests that the […]

Neogen reports 12% revenue increase

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that revenues for the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, were $83,645,000 — a 12% increase compared to revenues of $74,860,000 in the first quarter of last year.

First quarter net income increased 6% to $9,881,000, or $0.26 per share, from the previous year’s […]

Validation for food allergens in an environmental monitoring program

Cleaning in a food production environment is a critical base to any facility’s food safety program. The importance of an effective cleaning process cannot be overstated. Failures can result in biological, chemical (including allergens) or physical material contamination of future production.

The challenge for most food production facilities is in establishing objectives and standards that […]

Neogen reports record revenues and earnings

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that revenues for the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, which ended May 31, were $90,079,000, an increase of 15% compared to the prior year quarter. Revenues for fiscal 2016 increased 13% to $321,275,000 from the prior year’s $283,074,000. This increase was aided by recent acquisitions completed by […]

Crowder resigns as Neogen director

Neogen Corporation announced today that Dr. Richard Crowder has resigned as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 30. Crowder, 77, resigned for personal reasons.

Crowder has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009 and was elected to a new three-year term in October 2015. The company advises that […]