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Food Safety

Food insecurity and its link to mycotoxins — All About Feed In his remarks at the World Nutrition Forum, Christopher Elliott of Queen’s University Belfast explained how mycotoxins are related to […]

Mycotoxins for dummies, part 2: Spike and recovery

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the basics of mycotoxins and how to test for them. In this post, we’ll go over the spike and recovery approach to validating unproven products.

Unverified food commodities require validation from rapid tests for many reasons. Some contain complex matrices, containing compounds that interfere with the […]

Mycotoxins for dummies, part 1: What are they, and how do we test for them?

The discovery of the mycotoxin aflatoxin in the 1960s led to a boom in scientific and regulatory interest in mycotoxins. When it was found that aflatoxins can be carcinogenic in animals, an urgent need was sparked to facilitate a greater regulation of mycotoxins in food commodities.

But what are mycotoxins?

“Mycotoxins are the toxins produced […]

DON outbreak highlights storage concerns for grain

DON: it’s nasty, it’s dangerous and it’s being currently found in high levels in stored grain around the Corn Belt region of the United States.

DON — a.k.a., vomitoxin — is a mycotoxin created by Fusarium molds, especially F. graminearum. When consumed, it can cause nausea, vomiting (hence the nickname), gastroenteritis, diarrhea, immunosuppression and even […]

Neogen launches revolutionary new mycotoxin tests

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has announced the launch of a revolutionary complete new line of quick and easy tests for detection of the six significant mycotoxins in a format that uses only a water-based common extraction.

The Reveal® Q+ MAX format offers significant cost and time savings as it eliminates the need to use hazardous […]

2016 Capstone Crop Report

Welcome to Neogen’s 2016 Capstone Crop Report. Watch the video below for a review of the 2016 crop season, highlighting mycotoxin impact on grain quality. For more information, please visit: foodsafety.neogen.com. To review our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports for the 2016 growing and harvest season, check out Neogen’s YouTube channel.

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Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 28, 2016

Welcome to a special post-Thanksgiving edition of the Neogen Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report. This report shares data and statistics from the agriculture industry and can viewed by clicking on the video below.

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 21, 2016

Based on new data submitted, Neogen is bringing you a bonus edition of the Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 21, 2016. This report shares data and statistics from the agriculture industry and can viewed by clicking on the video below.

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 14, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 14, 2016 is now available. Each week we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This report concludes on 2016 regular season, but stay turned for our Capstone Report, which reviews and wraps up the growing and harvest season, […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — November 7, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for November 7, 2016 is now available. Each week, we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This week’s video also features a tech tip from Neogen’s Tony Lupo. To watch, click on the video below.