Neogen expands food safety genomic testing

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced the availability of next generation sequencing services for the food industry, which will enable food companies to accurately identify all bacteria in a sample in a single genomic test.

Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ genomic services utilize a novel application of 16s metagenomics to determine all bacteria in a sample, without […]

Science: Salmonella serotyping using next-generation sequencing

Recently, there has been a lot of attention around next-generation sequencing—whole genome sequencing (WGS) in particular—for outbreak investigations. Neogen has posted a few articles on our blog and foodsafetytech.com to help articulate the applications of whole genome sequencing.

While whole genome sequencing is being used as a replacement for pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), some companies […]

Whole genome sequencing provides insight on the future of food safety

Salmonella

Food production industries continue to make improvements in pathogen reduction and improving public health. One of the ways in which this is accomplished is through improvements in food safety diagnostics.

Next generation sequencing and genomics provides processors with previously unavailable information on strains, sources, and identity of particular pathogens or spoilage issues. Next […]

Foodborne illness outbreaks grow as imported food increases

As the proportion of U.S. food imported from other countries increases, a recent analysis found the number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with imported foods has also increased.

The study, “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996-2014,” found that 19% of food consumed by Americans is now imported, including 97% […]

E. coli O26 increasingly identified in food recalls

E. coli

When it comes to E. coli, most people are familiar with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7, also known as simply, E. coli O157:H7. This strain of E. coli has most commonly shown up in food recalls and is known for its severe consequences once contracted through contaminated food or water.

Recently, […]

Don’t miss Neogen at IAFP

The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) meeting is here again. The meeting will take place in St. Louis, MO and begin Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 pm and continue until mid-day on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

This year’s agenda includes topics such as antibiotic resistance, next generation sequencing (NGS), hygienic equipment design and many […]

Neogen launches ANSR for E. coli O157:H7

Neogen Corporation has developed the quickest and easiest test to definitively detect E. coli O157:H7.

ANSR® for E. coli O157:H7 is the fourth test available for Neogen’s innovative ANSR pathogen detection system, and will provide results after only 10 minutes of reaction time following sample preparation. The new test joins Neogen’s line of ANSR products, […]

Neogen launches NeoSeek™ Salmonella serotyping service

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced the development of a detection and identification technology that provides DNA-specific test results for pathogenic serotypes of Salmonella.

Neogen’s new NeoSeek™ pathogen DNA identification method for Salmonella can provide genomic-based serotypes (e.g., Salmonella enterica Enteritidis and Salmonella enterica Heidelberg) in as little as 72 hours from suspected Salmonella positive […]

The big, bad six: Breaking down the buzz around E. coli O157:H7’s nasty relatives

E. coli O157:H7 is going to have to get used to sharing the spotlight.

It’s also about the Big Six now.

As a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, the government has increased its focus on six strains of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (or STECs) that previously weren’t as big of a […]