Undeclared allergens in a global ingredient supply chain

These days, simply eating a meal is like taking a journey around the world, whether you realize it or not. Thanks to increasingly interlocked global trade, there might be ingredients in your food from another hemisphere.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, between 10% and 15% of all food consumed in the U.S. […]

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 […]

Science: Gut bacteria may protect from Listeria

To food industry sanitation experts, there isn’t a term much scarier than “Listeria.” Especially lately, “Listeria monocytogenes.” Scores of recall notices hit the news on a regular basis.

The bacteria can cause severe illness in people who eat food contaminated with it, and causes great difficulties for food producers. It’s a hardy, adaptable organism that […]

Neogen announces its Recall Support Services program

LANSING, Mich., May 23, 2017 — Neogen has developed an innovative Recall Support Services program to better serve the needs of its food industry customers facing a product recall — or preparing for the possibility of a recall.

Neogen’s enhanced Recall Support Services program emphasizes Neogen’s experience and expertise, as well as testing products and […]

Recent recall results in frozen food fears

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The frozen food section has been hit once again with a large recall of more than 350 frozen fruits and vegetables including green beans, broccoli, peas and blueberries sold under 42 brands at several different grocers in the U.S and Canada. Announced last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

China’s amended Food Safety Law now in effect

As American food producers patiently await the final rules developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), China’s amended Food Safety Law became effective today—October 1. China has long been a hotbed where food safety scandals run rampant and this new legislation marks the first time in six years that the country is revising its […]

Study: Recalls of organic food on the rise

According to new data from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, a sharp jump is being seen in the number of recalls associated with organic food products. So far this year, 7% of all food units recalled have been organic compared to 2% of those recalled last year. In 2012 and […]

Love is in the air but what’s in your dark chocolate?

Heart shaped boxes of dark chocolates may a no-brainer when it comes to putting a smile on your valentine’s face, but if they have a milk allergy, you may want to think twice before heading to the candy shop.

That’s because a recent study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that from the […]