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Cracking the code: A look at bird flu strains

H5N1, H7N3, H7N9, H5N2, H7N8.

What do these mysterious series of letters and numbers mean, and why should we pay attention to them?

Some of these numbers might ring a bell if you pay close attention to the news. All of the above are strains of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu. H5N1 is […]

Bundle up with the Monday links

Salmonella

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Food safety

Salmonella biofilms extremely resistant to disinfectants – Food Safety News

Once the bacterium forms a film, it can be very tough to eliminate.

Appropriations […]

Shanghai to temporarily close poultry markets

In an effort to curb the spread of H7N9 avian flu, officials plan to temporarily close Shanghai’s live poultry markets.

The markets are slated to be shuttered from Jan. 31 until April 30. About 117 markets will be affected, and the market closures are set to occur annually for the next five years to verify […]

Start the new week off right with the Monday links

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Food safety

Oceana study: “Fish fraud” ripping off American consumers – Food Safety News

Following up on its earlier fish fraud study, a new Oceana report found consumers can lose a […]

A midsummer’s Monday links

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Food safety

Investigation of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

So far, 321 cases of Cyclospora infection have been […]

Recover from the long weekend with the Monday links

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Corporate

Neogen acquires SyrVet Incorporated – Neogen

Neogen’s animal safety offerings continue to grow.

 

Food safety

EFSA reports on Listeria levels in certain ready-to-eat foods – European Food Safety Authority […]

The first Monday links of June

E. coli

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Food safety

Gut reaction: Human colon replica demonstrates how E. coli contaminates groundwater – Scientific American

Researchers found when E. coli O157:H7 (the most virulent strain of […]

The belated links: Your midweek news fix

Editor’s note: Happy Wednesday, all! The links will be back to their normal home on Monday next week.

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Food safety

Court extends deadline for FSMA rules – Food Safety News

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Do a little light reading with the Monday links

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Food safety

Groundbreaking study into peanut allergy – Food Standards Agency

The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Food Standards Agency is recruiting participants in a study that will look at the factors that […]

H7N9 avian flu cases taper off

Although the number of H7N9 cases has slowed in recent weeks, many of those infected continue to battle the illness.

Some experts believe the closure of live poultry markets could be reason for the slow down, although others have suggested H7N9 could be decreasing as summer arrives, something that has been seen with other avian […]