Monday links

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Animal Science:

Poultry Farm Sets up Lasers to Guard its Organic Hens from Bird Flu — The Poultry Site An organic egg farm in England has set up a novel method of protecting […]

Monday Links

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How some chickens got striped feathers – Science Daily Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? Researchers now report that two […]

L. mono draft guidance provides specifications for RTE foods

L. mono

The FDA recently updated its draft guidance, “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods,” in an effort to provide new, detailed information for ready-to-eat food (RTE) facilities subject to FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule.

While the draft guidance is long and comprehensive, it makes some clear recommendations that the Acheson Group outlines and […]

Monday links

Listeria

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Food Safety

Listeria monocytogenes Draft Guidance Provides Detailed Specifications for RTE Foods – Acheson Group FDA has issued updated draft guidance intended for ready-to-eat food (RTE) facilities subject to FSMA’s Preventive […]

Sprouts may be small but pack a big foodborne illness punch

A new report is showing just how dangerous eating raw sprouts can be. Over the past two decades, researchers found various kinds of sprouts were responsible for sickening more than 2,500 people, sending 186 to the hospital and causing three deaths.

“Sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the […]

Neogen develops sensitive solution to detect Listeria spp., L. mono

AYR, Scotland, 15 November, 2016 — Neogen has developed a simplified, sensitive method to detect both Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes utilising only one sample enrichment broth and one agar plate.

Neogen’s new NF-certified One Broth One Plate workflow can be used to test all food and environmental samples, and provides results in as little […]

A bad apple a day won’t keep the doctor away

Although it may seem like fall could be actually be called pumpkin spice season, this time of year is also known for apple harvest and when apple cider pops up in grocery stores and farmers markets.

While delicious, both apples and unpasteurized apple cider can cause food safety concerns if not processed correctly. For example, […]

Recent recall results in frozen food fears

Listeria

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, […]

Monday links

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Agriculture

Smartphone App Hopes To Be The “Shazam For Plants” – Modern Farmer The app can, theoretically, identify a plant based on a photo you take of it with your phone. Apps like […]

Neogen’s ANSR® for Listeria receives AFNOR validation

AYR, Scotland, 15 February, 2016 — Neogen’s ANSR® for Listeria has been NF certified in accordance with the current and stringent criteria of a NF Validation study carried out according to the EN ISO 16140 part 2 standard for food and environmental samples.

This new validation (NF Validation by AFNOR certification NEO 35/03-01/16) follows the […]