Super Bowl 50: Sunday funday food safety

The countdown to Super Bowl 50 – also known as the “Golden Super Bowl” – is on! With only a few days left to plan your game day menu, Neogen has created the below infographic to help remind you of some important food safety measures to keep in mind during your football inspired Sunday funday.

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10 food safety resolutions for 2015

2015 has arrived and while many are renewing their gym memberships, vowing to save more money or committing to finally quit smoking, making a food safety resolution can be just as beneficial to your health. A recent article from the University of Connecticut Extension provides 10 tips to get you started and on the way […]

These 26 foods have required place settings

One of the major goals of food labeling is to make it accurate, easy to understand and not misleading for consumers. That is just one of the jobs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)—and there are more food labels than you may think that are under regulation.

Specifically for […]

Anatomy of a pathogen: Listeria

Listeria is a common family of bacteria that can be found in the soil, water and even in some animals (including poultry and cattle). One member of the Listeria family is one of the major foodborne pathogens—alongside Salmonella and E. coli 0157:H7—and also one of the more dangerous ones, as it can survive not only […]

Top 10 food parasites

When many people think about properly preparing their food to help eliminate food safety risks, they are often worried about key pathogens, such as E. coli or Salmonella. These pathogens can be very dangerous—most of the illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths from food poisoning are caused by major pathogens.

But a new report from the World […]

Save the environment through your refrigerator

As your mother has probably told you: eat your fruits and vegetables.

As the nutrition experts have told you: keep a divided plate, eating so many servings of not only fruits and veggies, but proteins, carbohydrates and more.

But maybe it isn’t just your health that everyone has been keeping in mind—but also the environment’s.

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How to: Storing vegetables, leafy greens edition

Unlike most children, I was really good at eating my vegetables. My mom likes to tell me of the time when I was about six or seven that I ate several bowls of green beans at a restaurant instead of the actual dinner. As an adult, I still eat vegetables and include a healthy serving […]

Back to the future: Food in space

[ SPANISH ] Throwback Thursday is taking a step back to what was once considered the future of science: space travel. From the initial launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik in October 1957, to hopefully landing humans on the surface of Mars in the 2030s, space travel has evolved astronomically (see what I did there?) […]