European Listeria outbreak blamed on frozen corn

It’s been three years since a deadly listeriosis outbreak started in Europe, and outbreak investigators have said they’ve likely hammered down the cause: frozen corn.

An investigation report published last week by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said that frozen corn is the most likely source […]

Monday links

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Animal Science:

Badgers key to limiting spread of bovine tuberculosis — Trinity College Dublin Because badgers can easily harbor and spread bovine tuberculosis, researchers say it is imperative to understand how badgers move around in the wild. […]

Blockchain: Cryptocurrency’s tech could optimize food safety in a globalized food chain

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that has seen an exponential soar in price over the last 30 days, pushing its underlying technology further into the mainstream. The technology, which supports Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like it, is called blockchain, and it could revolutionize food chain traceability in the coming years.

According to The Economist, “(Blockchain) in […]